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Potomac River

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Some Transit Options for Jack Evans

Circulator bus

Our neighbor and councilmember, Jack Evans, was just elected as chair to the Metro board. In an interview with WTOP about his new position, Evans stated that he didn’t take Metro regularly (or at all, it seems) because he lives in Georgetown. When the reporter pointed out the 30-series buses, Evans said he’d try it out. Progress! But there are even more options, GM’s here to spell them out.

Jack lives on the 3100 block of P St. This is actually a fairly well placed location to start a trip to either his council chambers at the Wilson Building or the Metro office building at Judiciary Square. Here are the best options for Jack:

Thirty Series

As the reporter pointed out, the 30-series bus picks up a block from Jack’s house and goes literally to the front door of the Wilson Building. This is obviously a very good option. But the 30-series can sometimes be really crowded. Plus you have to make sure the bus goes all the way to the Wilson Building. The 31 bus, for instance, only goes to Foggy Bottom. And from downtown, the 37 skips around Georgetown entirely on its trip up to Friendship Heights.

All in all, though, it’s a solid option. But there are always possibilities of tie ups somewhere along the line, so it’s good to have other options available. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Nyja Morris.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of O St.

3200 block of O St.

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Now and a Long Time Ago: M St.

Jackson House

This week on Now and a Long Time Ago, GM stops by M St. circa 1900. Nowadays, M St. is almost entirely commercial, but from the time it was first laid-out, significants parts of the street were taken up by homes. What you see above was one of those original residential homes.

The building, located at 3250 M St., was built in 1802. The most striking feature about it, as described in Capital Losses, was it’s gambrel shaped roof (think how barn roofs are shaped) with dormers popping out the side its steep shape. According to James Goode, author of Capital Losses, even when the building was built it was of an anachronistic style. This sort of design was more popular in the 17th century, not the turn of the 19th. Apparently Georgetown was likely dotted with homes like this, but most were torn down long before photography came around. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Nyja Morris.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Arlington approved to provide financial support to the gondola study, giving it enough for the study to begin.
  • GM heard that a serial burglar who had targeted Georgetown was arrested. Not much more details than that right now. (You should still prolly lock your doors).

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3500 block of Water St.

3500 block of Water St.

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