The Morning Metropolitan

Photo of bike at the bottom of the canal by Brownpau.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Did you know there’s a Wikipedia page just dedicated to the change in Georgetown’s street names? You do now.
  • Profile of the couple opening Macaron Bee on Wisconsin Ave. GM’s glad to see they aren’t going to try to sell out their window after all.
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  1. Brad Altman

    In the fifties and sixties many of the street signs had both the old names on period looking signs above the regular DC strret name signs. Over time they have dissapeared. Would be a nice addition to the historic areas to bring them back.

  2. Topher

    I didn’t know that Brad. I’ve long wanted to bring something like that back:

    http://georgetownmetropolitan.com/2009/01/09/why-not-bring-back/

  3. Brad Altman

    Perhaps someone out there has a picture. They were four sided signs in a metal frame with colonial style font. I think they might have been translucent white glass with black letters.

  4. Nemo

    Next time you walk by Visitation Convent and School, stop to look at the southheast corner of the cloister building at 35th and P Streets. Located just above the first floor level, there’s a stone marker bearing the original Georgetown street names: Fayette and Third, as I recall.

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