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Archive for July 15th, 2012

Terrified Householders Were Bolting Their Doors in the Winter of 1893-‘94

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF By Paul Kelsey Williams* The winter months from 1893 to 1894 were full of terror for all Washington residents. Why, you ask? Because the Washington area had its own version of London’s famous “Jack the Ripper.” The tormentor was nicknamed Jack, and the mere mention […]

From July 2012 Issue / August issue to post on the 10th

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: May 2012

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (49) [condo & co-op listings follow] 2010 1st St. $800,000 1956 2nd St. $772,000 1602 4th St. $450,000 1725 5th St. $599,000 1844 8th St. $605,000 2229 California St. $1,100,000 34 Channing St. $425,000 1437 Clifton St. $859,900 917 Columbia Rd. $359,500 3513 Holmead Pl. $749,000 741 Irving St. $449,500 1801 Irving […]

13th Annual Mid-City Dog Days Sidewalk Sale Event Set for Weekend of August 4th and 5th

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 4 in the current issue PDF Mark your calendars and get ready for what its business and community volunteer organizers describe as “a weekend of local shopping, eating, sipping, listening, and people watching, filled with special offers and promotions at every corner” along U Street to 9th and south […]

The “Nail Incense”: Uncovering the Clove — Part II

Part I explored the history of the clove, the aromatic unopened flower bud of a tree native to the Spice Islands. It also recounted the drive by the Portuguese to control the alluring spice. The trade in cloves and other spices was also changing Europe’s culinary habits. The leisure classes were consumed by what historian […]