So what's the story of the neighborhood? There is no ONE story. There are thousands of stories that melt and crash into one another in the lives of the thousands upon thousands of people who lived here and at some point called it home before moving on to another place to call home.
With the 1940 data, I'd be curious about the 1950 data that won't come out until 2022. In the 30s and 40s the TC gained its character as a black neighborhood (totally ignoring the creamy white filling) as most of the neighborhood real estate is occupied by African American residents or schools. Dunbar had not eaten up the whole block yet. I believe sometime after 1940, maybe in the early 1950s, the WISC breaks up, closes down, something so that the Bates Street area housing is no longer operated by this company that seemed to prefer having more white tenants. That should change the cream filling into chocolate filling, leaving a vanilla swirl on the outside on North Capitol.
FYI: The website TruxtonCircle.org has a glitch. If you go to it you may encounter a website not found error screen. It's there, try it with and without the "www". It's there, waiting for you.
PS- I used to love, love, love Little Debbie's Devil Cakes. Can't eat them any more. The creamy filling grosses me out because as an adult I notice how it leaves a disgusting film on the roof of my mouth.