Some great news for the preservation community.
In February, we made note of a new book by James H. Johnston (“From Slave Ship to Harvard, Yarrow Mamout and The History of an African American Family.”)
Mamout was the most prominent African American in early Washington.
Johnston has been leading an effort to conduct an archaeological investigation at 3324 Dent Place in Georgetown. Yarrow’s remains are buried there. Potential finds are artifacts and ruins of his house.
Costs - digging equipment and remote sensing - estimated at $7,000, are not in the city's budget.
People can contribute through the DC Preservation League.
The league is a 501(c)(3) so the donations are tax deductible. The League will use the funds to pay the equipment contractors.