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Archive for March, 2012

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Another Stellar, Free Sunday Afternoon Concert at 16th Street’s Church of the Holy City

Dupont East’s Church of the Holy City’s Sunday afternoon “Music with the Angels” series concert on March 25, 2012 featured pianist and composer Matthew Griswold presenting works by Chopin, Scriabin, Gershwin, and Brahms, as well as one of his own, in an enthusiastically received performance. Concert appearances and competitions as well as debuting his own […]

Local Boy John Hoover Made Something of Himself and Was a Good Neighbor

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called himself a native Washingtonian, and indeed, he was born on Capitol Hill; he later moved to a house in the city’s upper Northwest. John Edgar Hoover was reportedly born at 413 C Street, SE on […]


Four Years ago we endorsed Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans for re-election when he was a candidate for a fifth term and was up against a credible opponent. This time around, the council member has no opposition in the Democratic Party primary election being held early next month. Nevertheless, we still feel compelled to urge […]

Disposition or Retention of MLK Main Library Building Subject of In-Depth Report to Guide DC Library Trustees

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF In a report prepared by the Urban Land Institute and released on March 5, 2012 by the DC Public Library administration (DCPL) containing 20 crisply and concisely written and well-illustrated pages, a fundamental benchmark was established for future consideration of the […]

Adams Morgan ANC Rejects New Hotel Plan Following Earlier Consideration by its Planning, Zoning & Transportation (PZT) Committee

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF After several hours of contentious discussion by approximately 50 proponents and opponents of the proposed Adams Morgan Historic Hotel — designed to incorporate the First Church of Christ, Scientist in an adaptive re-use historic preservation project — the Adams Morgan Advisory […]

Historic Church Faces Earthquake Repairs

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF Although nothing appeared amiss on the outside of Thomas Circle’s grand National City Christian Church following the August 23, 2011 earthquake, within all was not well. The front section of the soaring John Russell Pope-designed sanctuary and the pipe organ sustained significant […]

Prepared for by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: January 2012

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (35) [condo & co-op listings follow] 19 Bryant St. $636,000 2329 California St. $4,250,000 1002 Columbia Rd. $260,000 1127 Columbia Rd. $705,100 1340 Corcoran St. $1,675,000 916 Euclid St. $260,000 1003 Fairmont St. $345,000 1480 Harvard St. $700,000 1412 Hopkins St. $1,725,000 1734 Irving St. $783,000 438 Lamont St. $375,000 760 Lamont […]

Sweet for Sour Oranges

Its scent imbues Earl Gray tea and its peel is essential for the British marmalade. Born in the East, the scarlet-skinned sour orange captivated the West several hundred years before the arrival of its sweet cousin in early 16th century Europe. Domesticated in India, the orange was loved for the intoxicating fragrance of its skin […]