The first building on a quiet corner of North Market Street was constructed in 1884.
The brick building on the corner was designed by William H. Miller, the same architect who designed the now-closed Union Terminal on Washington Street in the 1930s.
It sits on what was once a parcel of land that was purchased by the National Park Service and turned into the National Mall.
The building was originally constructed for the United States Post Office but later became a brick and mortar museum.
In fact, when it was purchased for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, it was dubbed “the brick museum.”
The museum now houses a variety of African artworks including murals and a small collection of prints.
The murals were created by a young black woman named Lucy, who used her imagination and her talent to create some of the murals.
The National Mall is a huge venue for arts and culture, and Lucy’s work has inspired thousands of people to attend the museum each year.
And while Lucy was not the first African American woman to create murals in America, she is arguably the most celebrated.
She painted some of America’s most popular artworks like the Lincoln Memorial and the Gettysburg Address.
She also painted many of the most iconic murals from the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg.
Lucy died in 1894, but she continues to inspire generations of African Americans.
The museum was built with the help of local community members who donated funds.
Lucy was buried at Fort McHenry, which sits on the site where she was born.
Today, the National Museum holds a permanent collection of more than 200 pieces of African Art, from murals by African American artists like Lucy and the work of the African American artist and architect Benjamin Boggs.
“When I’m here, I don’t have to say ‘thank you’ or thank anybody for doing what they love,” said the African-American artist and author, Mary Kay.
“That’s what makes it so special.”