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“D.C. is a city that’s getting more and more expensive to live in, and the programs that help people keep living here are continuing to be cut,” she said.

According to the National Park Service’s website, the Franklin School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Adolph Cluss, the school was completed in 1868 and won prizes for its modern schoolhouse design. It was also the scene of Alexander Graham Bell’s first wireless message in June 1880.