See this post at the Historic Washington list at Yahoogroups regarding the Langston School’s Stars of David: Stars of David medallions on Langston School Posted by: “RayM” email@example.com dcnomaguy Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:43 am (PST) Does anyone know why the Mercer Langston School, which is entering rapid self-demolition with rotting roof and missing windows, … More Stars of David medallions on Langston School
The Washington Post Real Estate Section is working on an article featuring Truxton Circle. Jennifer Ragins and I were interviewed for the article and possible others as well. Jennifer Ragins, one of the founders of the Bates Area Civic Association and President of the Homeowners Association possesses tremendous knowledge of the historic value of our … More Washington Post to Feature Truxton Circle Neighborhood
Please see this question from Brian on Bates St. Does anyone have any thoughts? I think it’s an important issue, as we are all advocates for our neighborhood, for improving it and for advocating it as a great place to live. I personally call it East Shaw. Also see this previous post and this one … More Truxton Circle the name
I met a neighbor last week who had to leave her home after living there for 21 years. We talked because I was trying to help her find a home for her dog. As of last week, she has had to temporarily move in with her son and could not take the dog. Her story … More Some realities around us
Location: 1519 Fourth Street, NW Completed in 1960 as the first purpose-built Black Muslim place of worship in Washington, Masjid Mohammad was the successor mosque to Nation of Islam Temple # 4 on Ninth Street, NW. Although no longer affiliated with the Nation of Islam, it continues to serve as the center of activity for DC’s … More Our History: Masjid Muhammad
To follow on our discussion of the Truxton Circle name, see InShaw’s bibliography of TC in the WashPost.
Since moving to DC I hear the question a lot: “which neighborhood do you live in?” More than anywhere I’ve lived, people in this city seem very conscious of their choice of neighborhood and what it says about them. In my case, and I suppose for many of the people who live near me (at … More What’s in a Name?
Cultural Tourism DC is offering more than 120 free walking tours (and a few bike tours) in 18 neighborhoods across Washington, DC. this weekend (check out the full detailed schedule here). See the renewshaw blog: Walking Tours of Shaw This Weekend for more info on tours in and around Shaw.
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has grants for neighborhood organizations to tell their neighborhood’s story. Workshops are Free. Call 202-387-8391, or RSVP at http://www.wdchumanities.org Here’s the schedule to learn about funding requirements: Tuesday April 14, 2009 Noon to 1:30PM, Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE Tuesday April 14, 2009 5:30PM to 7PM, Humanities … More Tell your neighborhood story
I attended the A W E Black History Month Festival at the St. George’s Episcopal Church and it was a huge success with wonderful talent from our neighborhood. I hope to see more events like this in the future. Stay tuned for a summary of the events and backgrounds about the neighbors that were presented … More AWE Black History Month Festival a success