Photo by Susan Melkesethian.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
As mentioned by GM a couple weeks ago, this weekend to coincide with Georgetown University’s parents weekend, the BID has arranged to widen some sidewalks on M St.
The temporary widening will be accomplished by taking out the parking lanes on both sides of M St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Potomac St. A similar technique has been used to great success up on Book Hill for the French Market the last couple years. Continue reading
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.
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).
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.