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Archive for April, 2010

A Short History of the Corner of Connecticut and K: 1871 to the Present

Unknown to most office workers today who traverse K Street and Connecticut Avenue is that up until the 1920s, what is now an area of high-rise office buildings was once the most socially important residential neighborhood of the city. Oversized mansions and spacious lawns lined K Street in the 19th century. Three of these were […]

Of Trees and Grain = Birch & Barley

If you’ve puzzled over the unusual name of Birch & Barley restaurant in the Logan Circle area, you are not alone. But think about it. Plenty of poets have written heart-warming verses about the beauty of trees. And while not many writers have praised the barley grain, it has been the stuff of manna and […]

METRO SERVICE CUTS ARE THE BEGINNING OF THE END

For those who have not been following Metro’s downward spiral saga, presently under serious consideration as a way of saving money — though it won’t save the Metrorail system — are the following cuts: End Yellow Line service to Ft. Totten by terminating at Mt. Vernon Square; cease operating the Yellow Line entirely at 9:30 […]

New Use for Historic Franklin School Building of Concern to Large Numbers of DC Residents

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] In the absence of a long called-for Mayoral-sponsored citizens’ roundtable discussion on the fate of the empty 1869 Benjamin Franklin School at 13th and K Streets, […]

Artists Studios Anchor Shaw’s East End; Annual Open House Set

By P.L. Wolff [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Once again, 52 O Street Artist Studios will be hosting its annual Open Studios event featuring over 25 artists working in one building in a wide range […]

New Public Art Comes to 5th and K

By P.L. Wolff [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Neighbors and passersby around 5th and K Streets, NW, in the heart of the Mt. Vernon Triangle Historic District have recently been noticing a prominent work of […]

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