Sunday, March 1, 2015

2015: DC Neighborhood Profiles

Check out the 2015 WDCEP report which includes the North Capitol area. There are 54 commercial areas included in this report, so it might be of interest to check out other neighborhoods.


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http://www.slideshare.net/wdcep/2015-dc-neighborhood-profiles

Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015: House of Cards, Season 3



Season 3 of the House of Cards is now available on Netflix. My immediate interest was to check out the opening credits to see if the shots of North Capitol in Bloomingdale remained.  The scenes seem very similar to Season 2 to this untrained eye, but perhaps Taylor Funeral Home at Randolph Place seems more vibrant than last season. What changes did you notice?


1915: V Street homes

V Street homes for sale,  most sold by this time, had wide covered porches and parking in front of the home. It was suggested that the large back yards were intended for gardens.


 Evening Star, published as The Evening Star.; Date: 06-23-1915

1915: Resident seeks house in Columbia Heights

What were they thinking?





 Evening Star, published as The Evening Star.; Date: 02-25-1915

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bicentennial map notes "nice old houses" on First



A February 11 tweet from DDOT shared a link to the "Official Bicentennial Washington Picture Maps."  A large portion of the map is devoted to walking tours, including one of LeDroit Park.  Not until Eric posted the LDP map on Left for LeDroit did I notice that the walking tour takes visitors over to First Street in Bloomingdale, where the map notes "NICE OLD HOUSES".

Did any residents living on First Street from 1975-1976 notice a lot of tourists walking by their homes?


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http://ddot.dc.gov/publication/bicentennial-picture-maps-washington-dc-dated-1975

See the post from Left for LeDroit here:
http://leftforledroit.com/2015/02/a-bicentennial-map-depicts-ledroit-park-in-1975/

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015: Barnett Aden Gallery in the news





Exciting news that works of art from Bloomingdale's Barnett Aden Gallery will be donated by Robert Johnson to the soon to open National Museum of African American History and Culture. 


When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens next year, it will include several works of art from BET founder Robert Johnson's private collection.
Johnson is donating select works from his privately owned Barnett-Aden Collection to the museum, including a terra-cotta sculpture and several paintings.

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2015/02/04/robert-johnson-donates-art-to-african-american.html



 Evening Star, published as The Evening Star; Date: 10-15-1943

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

1930: Cuba

Absolutely nothing to do with Bloomingdale, although I can imagine that one of our residents made a trip to Cuba. When searching for something leaves me frustrated, I must share the odd item that catches my eye, and Cuba is a place that we may be able to visit soon in the midst of cold February days.




The Washington Post (1923-1954); Jan 5, 1930