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1400 block of 33rd St.

1400 block of 33rd St.

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St. Elmo’s Georgetown

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A couple weeks ago, GM searched through the classic 80s flick, St. Elmo’s Fire, to capture the shot of the old Georgetown theater neon sign still aglow. For no particular reason, GM’s decided to capture some more Georgetown scenes from that movie.

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Towards the beginning of the film, there are some night shots of Georgetown in the 80s. Now these were obviously staged, but it’s probably not so far from how the neighborhood felt in an era when it was the only show in town.

Above you can see the west side of the 1200 block of Wisconsin. On the left is Third Edition. Next to it is the defunct W. Bell & Co. And at the center is the Key Theater. (To the right of the Key Theater was a Roy Rogers in the early 90s, but it doesn’t look like they moved in yet).

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Here’s the view across the street, which GM has explored in the past. He’s not sure, but GM believes the Georgetown location of the famous Mr. Henry’s bar can be seen here.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mike.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks

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Circulator Meeting Next Week

Upset about how the proposed Circulator changes would negatively affect your commute? Unsure how you feel but want to hear more about it? Just really love the Circulator? If you said yes to any of these questions, you ought to come on out for the Semi-Annual Circulator Open House, which will conveniently be held at Pinstripes next Monday 6-8 pm.

Getting DDOT to hold this meeting in Georgetown in the first place is an achievement. So it’s critical that the voices of Georgetown be heard. Particularly on the question of breaking up the lines, as DDOT has proposed. These changes would take the current Georgetown to Union Station route and have it go no further than Wisconsin and M St. (instead of up to the Safeway). A new route would ply Wisconsin Ave. all the way up to the Cathedral, but it will only go so far east as McPherson. Continue reading

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3100 block of Congress Ct.

3100 block of Congress Court

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