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Archive for February, 2010

When Does My Cast Iron Staircase Need Attention? Always!

By Paul Ponzelli*   Original cast iron staircases, a common sight in the lower sections of the District of Columbia and Capitol Hill are a glorious testimony to a masterful art that highlights houses lucky enough to have them. Or still have them. Or still have one that is intact. Washington’s original cast iron staircases […]

The Widow Ellen Mason White Colton and the Estate Litigation

Many residents and tourists alike who stroll up and down Connecticut Avenue north of Dupont Circle pay little attention to the architecture above the first floor retail space. However, if one pays close attention to the architecture preserved on the upper floors, it is revealed that the majority of the buildings lining the commercial corridor […]

As Green as it Gets = sweetgreen

Sweet!!! As in sweetgreen, the supreme salad-bar-as-green-eatery in Dupont Circle, and with any luck, coming to your neighborhood in a day or two. Located just adjacent to the über-popular Sunday FRESHfarm Dupont farmers’ market, sweetgreen really does get its greens farm fresh: staff can run over to do some salad shopping Sunday mornings, getting greens […]

Adams Morgan Restaurants Perking Up Winter

By Lisa Duperier* Adams Morgan Main Street has recently installed “green” Winter Wonderland displays in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark which feature recycled designer creations of used paper, trash clippings and eco-friendly products. Re-adapted Winter Wonderland displays are decorating the windows of a number of neighborhood restaurants to highlight sustainability issues. Among those hosting […]


You guessed it –these are the scores we assign to the two ends of the District’s government that were honchoing the gargantuan snow storm followed by the blizzard clean-up tasks (which look like they might continue until spring!). Both the transportation and public works departments have thus far proven their worth; the former for its […]

Major 18th Street Reconstruction Underway; Tree Canopy to Get New Plantings and Special Attention

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.] A January 25th Community meeting at the International Student House called by the Dupont Circle ANC marked the beginning of the District’s transportation department’s (DDOT) long […]

City Soon to Seek Proposals for Use of Former Trolley Station Under Dupont Circle

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the February 2010 issue pdf As we reported well over six years ago (“Former Dupont Down Under Space Finally Available for Re-Use,” September 2003, page 5), the city’s property management office announced that the former trolley station below Dupont Circle that had been leased […]

Board Grants Landmark Status to Historic Foggy Bottom Site and Buildings

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.] With a speed and dispatch totally uncharacteristic of DC regulatory boards and commissions, the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) dispatched six historic landmark applications in […]

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