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Archive for January, 2013

Prepared for by Jo Ricks / Reporting Period: November 2012

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the south. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (64) [condo & co-op listings follow] 64 Bryant St. $820,000 120 Bryant St. $475,000 2310 California St. $2,125,000 530 Columbia […]

From January 2013 Issue / Feb. issue to post on the 8th

The “Seven Buildings”: Some of Washington’s Earliest Townhouses Now a Building Billboard

By Stephen A. Hansen* The Seven Buildings were constructed on the northwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 19th Street, NW in 1796. While once proud examples of some of the earliest and most fashionable residences in Washington, only the façades of two remain today, incorporated into the Mexican Embassy building. On December 24, 1793, the real estate syndicate of […]

Mexican Cultural Institute’s 16th St. Mansion Near Meridian Hill Park Now Designated as a DC Historic Landmark

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF In an enthusiastic and unanimous vote on December 20, 2012, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) designated as an historic landmark the Republic of Mexico’s former embassy building, the magnificent, early 20th century Franklin MacVeagh mansion at 2829 16th Street, […]

Kalorama Road Neighbors Seek to Overturn Condo Project Approval

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF Neighborhood residents recently learned about a plan being undertaken by Lock 7 Development to transform two adjoining townhouses located in the Kalorama Historic District at 2012-14 Kalorama Road, NW into a 17-unit condominium by completely filling up the rear garden spaces with […]

Historic Anderson House to Offer Special Tours of Rooms Not Seen

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF On two days at the end of January and the beginning of February the historic Anderson House Museum near Dupont Circle in the 2100 block of Massachusetts Avenue the public will have a rare opportunity to participate in special “behind-the-scenes” tours designed […]

Proposed Easing of Zoning Law’s Parking Requirements to be Discussed at Citizens Association Meeting

Thu., Jan. 17 (7pm): The Kalorama Citizens Association (KCA) will be holding its monthly meeting at Good Will Baptist Church (1862 Kalorama Rd. – to enter, go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side door). The agenda will include a discussion of the Office of Planning’s Zoning Re-Write Review, and […]

The Celery Cure – Part 1

  It was not always a delicious garden vegetable. Long before breeders transformed the plant, celery was prized for its aromatic qualities and for its health-giving properties. In the ancient world, it was picked because of its strong scent and bitter taste. The Greeks and Romans valued the herb’s seeds, leaves, and stalks. Wild celery, […]

Restaurant Review ~ The Pig / 1320 14th St., NW

  Little guesswork about this restaurant’s menu: For a place called The Pig, pork in all its glory is the superstar here. Items like pig’s ears, pig’s heart, and pig’s belly play their culinary role. But if that sounds too, well, awkward, rest assured the chef and staff offer more familiar piggy parts, such as […]

January 2013 Issue PDF

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