Ellis, Sarah, 1952-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1952-05-19
Canadians
English

Biographical notes:

Mrs. Ellis was born on a Potomac River farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland. She moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband Cy Ellis sometime after World War I to start their oyster bar restaurant. She became a citizen activist after urban renewal forced her in 1959 to relocate the restaurant started by her late husband. She was again forced to move from a second location at E, N.W., when Metro began construction there in the 1960s. Her fight in the courts helped establish the "grandfather clause" which ensures that long-established businesses do not have to relocate.

From the description of Papers of Sarah E. Ellis, 1945-1979. (District of Columbia Public Library). WorldCat record id: 42277866

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Subjects:

  • Civic improvement--Citizen participation
  • Business relocation--Law and legislation
  • Urban renewal--Citizen participation
  • Community organization
  • Citizens' associations
  • Children--Institutional care

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)