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Archive for August, 2015

August 2015 Issue / September issue PDF to post on the 11th

Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building

By Matthew B. Gilmore* To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each Tucked away in an obscure corner of Foggy Bottom is an odd sight — several curious stone walls and structures neatly embraced by the Whitehurst Freeway and Rock Creek Parkway ramps. These are the remnants of a flourishing 19th […]

August issue PDF & primary web content now posted; community news & history feature to post within 24 hours

Restaurant Review ~ Fig & Olive / 934 Palmer Alley, NW (bet. H & I Sts.)

Memorable meals! If you are a millennial with lots of bling, or better yet, a foodie who wants to be at the newest place in DC, you should head over to Fig & Olive — but make a reservation first! One of the very newest places to open in DC’s CityCenter –- tucked into its […]

Dupont East’s 17th Street Neighbors Gearing Up for 6th Annual Celebration

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2015 issue PDF By Bill McLeod* The annual 17th Street Festival is a community-building event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street, along with vendors in the Art Zone, Pet Zone, as well as along the street. Rain or shine, the event will take place […]

St. Thomas Church Project Crosses Another Hurdle With HPRB; Finality Remains Elusive

By Anthony L. Harvey A doubting Thomas would be well advised to wait and see if the latest attempt to resolve the controversies surrounding the proposed St. Thomas Parish church and residential tower project have been finally resolved by the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) through action taken at its July 23, 2015 public hearing. […]

MLK Library Reconstruction Design Concepts Supported by Fine Arts Commission and HPRB

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey When the history of the planning and design process for the adaptive re-use of the historic landmark Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library building — Meis van der Rohe’s only library building and his only constructed structure in Washington, DC […]

Metro’s Last Straw: Time For Receivership

At the risk of sounding like The Donald, you’re fired –- top to bottom, all of you: out the door! As regular readers of DC’s newspapers and on-line missives and regular viewers of the local TV news no doubt know without us stating the reason underlying our pronouncement above, this “last straw” is all about […]

August issue PDF now posted; on-line content to post within 48 hours

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