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Archive for September, 2017

September 2017 Issue PDF

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Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives

The National Archives, our nation’s record keeper, holds millions of DC Government <https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/351.html> and DC-related including tens of thousands of photographs, reels of film, maps, artifacts, and more.  These holdings include records on immigration into Alexandria and Georgetown, slavery in DC, congressional and district court records, military service during the Civil War, and census records. […]

DC Records at Archives: Matthew B. Gilmore Responds

Matthew B. Gilmore Responds The National Archives’ response to the concerns recently raised is disappointingly non-responsive. Clearly the National Archives does not (nor do members of the local DC historical community) have an awareness of the special responsibility the Archives it bears as the holder of the largest collection of historical archival materials related to […]

Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty ~ Reporting Period: August 2017 / September sales report to post shortly

The area covered by these listings includes the northwest DC neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; West End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [51] condo & co-op listings […]

Restaurant Review ~ The Bird / 1337 11th St., NW

Cluck, Cluck. If you are hanging around on a weekend morning looking for a nifty, casual place for coffee, maybe a morning cocktail, and some delicious eats, stop by The Bird. The Bird, you may wonder? Is it all about chickens? Not exactly, though poultry such as turkey, duck, and eggs are good pals with […]

September 2017 Issue / October issue pdf to post on the 13th

Illegal, Short-Term Apartment Rentals Still Available Online, InTowner Investigation Finds; DC Attorney General Files Suit

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September issue 2017 issue pdf By William G. Schulz* An InTowner investigation reveals that defendants in a lawsuit to curb the operation of illegal hotels in the city continue to offer these so-called Apartels on a short-term rental basis, via booking on a website, and followed […]

Select Works of Noted Dupont Circle Sculptor John Cavanaugh Featured in Outdoor Display

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September issue 2017 issue pdf By Gordon J. Alt* The installation of the Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the Women’s National Democratic Club at Q Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW features four female sculptures by Washington artist John Cavanaugh (1921–1985). It extends an […]

Nextdoor Promoting Neighborhoods

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the September issue 2017 issue pdf By Larry Ray* “I feel home, when I see the faces that remember my own. I feel home when I’m chillin outside with the people I know. I feel home and that’s just what I feel. Home is reality.” (Lyrics from […]

Mayor Bowser Just Got Good News About Her Re-election Prospects; Still Not a Slam-Dunk

As we were starting to think about a topic for this month’s commentary, we learned that the District’s impressively competent and appropriately aggressive Attorney General, Karl Racine, has decided not to get into next year’s Democratic Party mayoral primary race. He has told his supporters that he feels it imperative to seek a second term […]