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Archive for June, 2008

The Shaw Neighborhood’s Lincoln Temple From Civil War Days to Nowadays

The Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ, built beginning in 1928 on the northeast corner of 11th and R Streets, NW, is an unusual example of Italian Romanesque Revival architecture. It was designed by Howard W. Cutler, and replaced a mission that had been built on the site in 1868. It is regarded as […]

Food Games: PS7’s

Right on the cover of Play with Your Food, a whimsical book for cooks who love to amuse themselves in the kitchen, is a lemon face. Actually, it’s a lemon with rind circles for ears and dots for eyes, just a witty way to entertain kids and adults. And after you’ve had a meal at […]

Preservation Review Board’s New Members’ Questioning Past Procedures May be the New Normal; Actions Taken Surprised All

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.] High-spirited, independent-minded debate, and protracted discussion of historic preservation and directly related zoning and building code issues marked the contentious May monthly meeting of the District’s […]

Historic Former Apt’s to be Incorporated Into New Office Project Gets HPRB Nod for Excellent Design

[Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] For those attending the entire day’s proceedings of the HPRB’s May meeting, far brighter notes were sounded by the Board’s approval of several other applications for historic landmark designations than […]

Collapsing Inside Walls of Rundown 16th Street House Forces Tenants Out

By Megan Miller* [Note: Photographs showing some of the interior wall collapse damage taken on the same morning can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] Six renters sharing a house on the corner of 16th and T Streets, NW in Dupont East were forced to evacuate on […]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH 17TH STREET? NOTHING

On one of the neighborhood blogs a couple of months ago it was written that Dupont East’s “17th Street corridor . . . is a disappointment. . . . It’s a major retail corridor [italics supplied] . . . [y]et it’s also the least successful [italics supplied] of the area’s corridors. Many of the restaurants […]

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