Islamic culture, art, and architecture in the United States
The Islamic Center of Washington, DC stands elegantly along the portion of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, known as Embassy Row. In fact, the center is directly adjacent to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey. The current center, officially opened in 1957, is a welcoming place for all, providing public tours, historical displays, and a place to worship for all Muslims. Given that today in most Islamic calendars is Eid al-Fitr, an important religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, this blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington (from 2015) looking at historic mosques across the country seems particularly relevant.
Read (from 2015)
By Kara Timberlake
National Trust for Historic Places
July 17, 2015