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Archive for April, 2015

May Opening Set for Whitman-Walker Clinic’s New 14th Street Health Center Building

Ben Lasky* Whitman-Walker Health, founded in 1978 as Whitman-Walker Clinic to serve the gay and lesbian community in DC and in the ensuing years has been a leader in the fight against AIDS while at the same time expanding its services to include overall primary healthcare, is moving from its main facility at 14th & […]

Virtuoso Organist Concert Series at First Baptist Church Near Scott Circle

Sun., Apr. 19 (4pm): Adam Brākel will be featured organist in this Spring’s recital designed to showcase the glorious sounds of the church’s spectacular new instrument, custom-built for First Baptist and having its debut in September of 2013 (see report at, containing 6,000 pipes in four chambers and two trumpets en chamade and a […]

Ford’s Theater: The Site of Multiple Tragedies

By Stephen A. Hansen* On April 14, 1865, 150 years ago this month, John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. Only three years before, the theater had been gutted by fire, and 28 years after the assassination of Lincoln, another fatal tragedy would befall the notorious building. This disaster was the […]

Restaurant Review ~ Pinea / (W Washington Hotel) 1515 15th St., NW

Cheers for Pinea and Chef Koslow. For DC foodies who keep an eye on who is where, great news about chef Barry Koslow, lately of DGS Deli in Dupont Circle. He is at it again, a super chef behind the stove at the W Washington Hotel’s Pinea restaurant. Formerly the site of J&G Steakhouse, the […]

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The City Council Needs to Properly Fund the Office of Attorney General

Considering that three-quarters of DC voters last November elevated the Office of Attorney General (OAG), headed by an independently elected AG, to be co-equal with the Office of the Mayor and with the City Council, it is now time that said office be properly funded in order to allow it to more effectively function and […]

Meridian Hill Project Gets Cool Reception from Preservation Board; Design Requires Changes

Accompanying images can be viewed in the April 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey A full house packed the large hearing room for the April 2, 2015 meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) to hear the Board’s consideration of the Meridian International Center’s proposal to construct an “L”-shaped building to the east […]

St. Thomas Development Project Gets New HPRB Hearing; Church Design Nearing Approval But Condo Design & Massing Criticized

Accompanying images can be viewed in the April 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey An agreement forged by the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) with the development team for the proposed new St. Thomas Church and condominium residences at 18th and Church Streets NW — supported by the Church — seemed to unravel […]

Influential Citizen Preservationist Ann Hughes Hargrove Remembered for Her Dedication to the Improvement of Adams Morgan & Other Historic Neighborhoods

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 […]

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