SEARS, ROEBUCK & COMPANY opened its first store in the Washington DC metropolitan region at the corner of H Street NE and Bladensburg Road.

H Street Main Street (HSMS) was created in 2002 as a part of the DC Main Streets program. The goal of HSMS is to support the establishment and implementation of lasting, comprehensive revitalization in one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods – the H Street, NE corridor – by investing in and expanding existing businesses while also attracting new businesses.

Since its inception, HSMS has acted as a voice for neighborhood businesses and residents as the District continues to invest in the corridor – representing the interests of the community, and helping bring positive change to area.

HSMS is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, led by a combination of community development professionals and local volunteers. The program is based on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s nationally proven model, which includes work in the areas of organization of commercial revitalization efforts, promotion of neighborhood businesses and business districts, design and economic restructuring.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to get involved, please contact: Anwar Saleem, (202) 543-0161.