Updated info on funeral arrangements for Marion Barry – Pennsylvania Ave Closed between 12th & 14th Streets, NW

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2014 at 10:40 am 5 Comments

Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Update from ‏@councilofdc:

“Updated information on the Barry funeral arrangements, including viewing hours & street closures:

Please note the following updated information regarding the funeral arrangements for Marion Barry:

The body will lie in state for public viewing in the first floor lobby of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) on Thursday from 9AM to midnight, and Friday from 6AM to 9AM.
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW will be entirely closed between 12th Street and 14th Street from 4AM on Thursday to 10:30AM on Friday. Expect traffic delays.
Those paying respects and attending the public viewing are encouraged to use public transportation. The Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro stations are located nearby. Many Metrobus lines, as well as Circulator lines, pass nearby.
Large crowds are expected at all funeral events, including the public viewing. Please expect long lines.”

Photo tweeted by @floridaavegrill – “Impromptu shrine to @marionbarryjr at @FloridaAveGrill. Join us for Tribute @AnitaBondsDC @JimGrahamWard1 12/11 6:30p”

and from Events DC:

“Following is a schedule of official celebration activities taking place Thursday through Saturday:

Thursday, December 4

9:00 am: Lie in repose (24 hours)

John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Friday, December 5

9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Motorcade Procession to:

Temple of Praise
700 Southern Avenue, SE

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Public Viewing

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Community Service – Bishop Glen A. Staples

Saturday, December 6

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Halls D & E
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

***Enter at Mount Vernon Place***


7:00 am to 11:00 am – Viewing
11 am to 3 pm – Celebration Service

Private Burial Immediately Following

Temporary Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

During this event, you may expect intermittent temporary road closures outside of and/or near the Convention Center without advance notice. L Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic between 7th and 9th streets on Saturday, December 6th from 5:00 am until 4:00 pm. To the extent possible and aside from possible intermittent closures, there will be no disruption to traffic circulation on 7th or 9th streets.

Parking restrictions will be in place outside of the Convention Center on the west side of 7th and east side of 9th streets NW between L and M Street. Additionally, parking will be restricted on the north side of the 900 block of K Street, NW (between 9th and 10th streets). On Saturday, December 6th, there will be No Parking in these locations from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm.”


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