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Archive for June 9th, 2012

Dupont Circle Ad Hoc Liquor License Protest Group’s Action Results in Sudden Partial Shutdown of Popular 17th Street Sidewalk Café

The following news release was received by The InTowner from Veritas Licensing and Legislative Affairs while the Gay Pride Day parade was still progressing down 17th Street:

From June 2012 Issue / July issue to post on the 13th

16th Street’s Church of the Holy City to Present Free Concert

Sun., Jun. 10 (7:30pm): The “Music with the Angels” series presented by the Church of the Holy City (16th & Corcoran Sts., NW) this month will be featuring the DC Chamber Music Players Orchestra in its premiere concert with pianists Yanya Lee and Mila Naumova-Roushakes. The program will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 and […]

U Street Reconstruction Project to Impact August “Dog Days of Summer” Sale Event

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By P.L. Wolff The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced the start of another of its series of its streetscape enhancement projects, this one to be focused on the bustling U Street corridor through the historic stretch known as “Black Broadway,” from 14th to […]

By Split Vote Preservation Board Gives Nod to Adams Morgan High-Rise Hotel Design Concepts Despite Numerous Board Member Objections

Accompanying images can be viewed in the June 2012 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey Unanimous votes by the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) may become a thing of the past if the Board’s May 24th monthly meeting is a guide to how contentious HPRB cases are resolved in the future. The meeting could […]

HPRB Denies Height for 16th Street Office Building and Church Plan; Calls for Redesign

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey HPRB’s afternoon session was primarily devoted to the even more contentious issue of the design of a proposed office building for construction on the site of the existing Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 16th and I Streets, NW; the Mayor’s […]

Prolific Architect Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951)

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By Paul Kelsey Williams* Arthur B. Heaton designed over a 1,000 commissions that included lavish apartment buildings, commercial buildings, theaters, and lavish private mansions and homes in the metropolitan Washington area throughout his career, which lasted from 1897 to 1947. He was born on November […]


The Washington Post’s columnist Robert McCartney who invariably provides us with insightful commentary on local matters, tried help us cope through his column on June 7th –- the day after our city council’s disgraced chairman Kwame Brown resigned following the revelation that he had been charged with federal bank fraud and was entering into a […]

The “Nail Incense”: Uncovering the Clove – Part I

The steamy tropical air of the Indian Ocean port was thick with spicy fumes. Aromatic droplets fragrant with cloves filled the atmosphere. A recent college graduate teaching in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, I walked through the harbor during a brief sojourn on the island off the coast of the East African nation. […]