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Archive for March, 2015

Sleazy Dealings Between the City and Developers Exposed

The revelations that surfaced during an all-day oversight hearing conducted by DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, joined by at-large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, on the performance of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development may have surprised the council members but surely were of no surprise to the Friends of McMillan […]

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? –- Part 3

Stephen A. Hansen* In August 1814, when British forces invaded Washington, among the buildings they set fire to was the Capitol building. Although still under construction at the time, it was already occupied by Congress. The Capitol Hotel Company, a stock company founded by local citizens concerned that the seat of government would now leave […]

Strong Community Opposition Emerges Over Asserted Out-of-Scale Building Project on 16th Street in Meridian Hill Historic District

Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey In a rare display of unanimity on the part of both the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and that of the immediate neighbors and civic and residential associations, the ANC voted without dissent to recommend to the District’s Historic […]

Kalorama Park Rehab Project to Continue; U.S. Fine Arts Panel Undecided on Plaza

Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2015 issue PDF By P.L. Wolff The long, on-going controversial debates over how to fix erosion problems and create design enhancements in this small federal park at 19th Street and Columbia Road recently reached the exalted heights of the United States Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), which […]

Dupont Circle Community Group Fundraiser to Feature Local Celebs, Music, Food and More

Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2015 issue PDF By Iris Molotsky* Tired of the snow? Now’s the time to dream about a little fun in some warm places like a villa in Tuscany or a house on Martha’s Vineyard. Or perhaps spending a proper evening with Ms. Manners or a laughfest with […]

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AN APPRECIATION: Ann Hughes Hargrove

By Larry Hargrove Ann Hughes Hargrove died of cancer at her Adams Morgan home on November 7, 2014 at age 78. For more than half a century she had been a Washington community activist and leader in historic preservation, land use planning and zoning. I’ve been asked to recall a few of the highlights of […]