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Archive for December, 2012

From December 2012 Issue / Jan. issue to post on the 11th

General John Mason House (“Analostan”)

The 70-acre Theodore Roosevelt Island, resting in the Potomac River between Washington, DC and Virginia, once known as Analostan and Mason’s Island, was the site of a grand house and plantation constructed by General John Mason (1766-1849).

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks / Reporting Period: October 2012

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the south.   SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (35) [condo listings follow] 1915 Biltmore St. $2,141,915 14 Bryant St. $689,000 1507 Church St. $902,000 1731 Church St. […]

Inhumane Visitation Policy at DC Jail

The title we are using in this space this month is not ours. It was provided to us by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs to introduce their condemnation of what seems to us to be a clear violation of basic prisoner rights. The Lawyers’ Committee, along with the Downtown Cluster […]

Historical Society Resumes Library Service After Long Hiatus; Special Showing of Treasures Marks Opening

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF In a long-awaited Christmas gift to Washington local history buffs, serious scholarly researchers, and journalists searching for photographs and illustrations, early maps, and hard-to-find ephemera, the Historical Society of Washington announced last month the re-opening of the handsome and commodious Kiplinger […]

First Baptist Church’s 17th & O Streets Lot Finally Getting Developed

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF After nearly five decades, the First Baptist Church of Washington, DC’s large corner lot at 17th and O Streets, NW that had been used for its parking and nursery school playground was the site of construction ribbon cutting on December 2nd, presided […]

New Entrepreneurial “Incubator” Space Coming to 14th and Florida

By Ben Lasky* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF A new co-working space called WorkDistrict is opening on 14th Street in January, in what co-founders Patrick Menasco and Paul Ballas believe will be much different from similar enterprises in the area. According to their press release, what sets the company apart […]

The Truth about Finocchio: The Fragrant Fennel

  Fennel was not on our dining table growing up. I knew vaguely of fennel seeds but nothing of the aromatic plant. You probably had to be of Greek or Italian extraction, not someone of Jewish-Yankee background, to be conversant with fennel. Much later, after moving to Washington, I noticed that fennel began appearing on […]

Restaurant Review ~ Drafting Table / 1529 14th St., NW

  One of the newest, busiest restaurants along the 14th Street corridor in Logan Circle is Drafting Table, a very small restaurant that can comfortably squeeze in maybe — a guess — 75 patrons, not including the bar. Its diminutive size contributes to a sense of closeness, true, but it can also mean that the […]

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