78. 2727 P Street

2727 P Street, NW
Photo by Bob Rives

Bowman Family

The Bowmans were a proud, close-knit happy family. Eudora and Carter Bowman, Sr. lived in the house with their six children.  Eudora and all the children where born in Georgetown. Carter, Sr. worked two jobs, including one for the government. Eudora was a home maker. Many of the children went into education with some employed as teachers and principals. Carter worked hard to put three of his children through college.  Everyone in Georgetown was proud of him for sending three children to college. Carter Bowman, Jr. was a member of the Board of Trustees and archivist for Mt Zion United Methodist Church (UMC). He also captained the “Golden Tigers” football team for the Tuskegee Institute (University).  Carter represented Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the renovations of the Community House, a museum and meeting space. In an article in the Washington Post, he emphasized that Mt. Zion could have sold the property to a developer for substantial sum of money, ”but we decided to turn it into a museum and meeting house to show that blacks were in this community and are still a part of the community.”

(Source: Black Georgetown Remembered)