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Archive for May, 2013

Holt House: A Case of Demolition by Neglect

By Stephen A. Hansen* Demolition by Neglect: allowing a building to fall into such a state of disrepair that it becomes necessary or desirable to demolish it. Holt House, located off Adams Mill Road on a promontory on the east side of Rock Creek across from the grounds of the National Zoo, was one of […]

Zoo Allowing Collapse of 200-Year Mansion, Desecration of Old Burial Ground and Rock Creek Pollution; Laws May Be Broken

By W. Matthew Lynn & Paul K Williams*   [This article originally appeared in the May 1997 issue] Neighborhood discontent with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park’s plans for a mulching facility has shed light on an array of possible federal law violations, The InTowner recently learned. The Zoo may not have given enough consideration to […]

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“Codex Mexico: The Book as Art”

To view images full size, left click on each Twenty-two Mexican artists presented stunningly attractive fine-art book productions in a presentation of contemporary and historic art treasures by the Mexican Cultural Institute. Housed in a Washington mansion whose interior rooms and stairways are richly decorated with Mexican murals, frescoes, and easel paintings, together with Talavera tiles […]

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Restaurant Review ~ DGS Delicatessen / 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW

Zeroing in on Dupont Circle, the dedicated foodie can wallow in almost every imaginable cuisine. And now, foodies have discovered one of the hottest tickets on the local restaurant scene: DGS Delicatessen, which recently opened its doors on Connecticut Ave., just south of the Circle. If you have not yet treated yourself, welcome to DGS […]

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