Old Georgetown in Color: Healy

Healy

This week in Old Georgetown in Color, GM brings some vibrance to Georgetown University’s nineteenth President, Patrick Francis Healy.

Healy left his mark on the college, overseeing the construction of the massive building that was named after him. But what he later became more well known for was the fact that he was born a slave (the child of his slave owner and his multi-racial slave mother) and thus he was the first African American to earn a Phd., become a jesuit, and serve as president of a predominantly white university.

Healy served as GU president from 1872 – 1883. He lived from 1830 – 1910.

(And the reason GM keeps doing Old Georgetown in Color pieces on GU items is that they have such a rich photographic archive!)

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Michael Cisneros.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University

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Dolcezza to Stay in Place, For Now

Photo by WCP.

Back in September, GM was saddened to pass along the message he received from a Dolcezza worker: that once the store’s production equipment was moved to Union Market, the Georgetown location would close.

At the time, GM did a little digging and discovered that that was not exactly true, but learned that the store was nonetheless considering leaving this location (where it was founded in 2003).

GM noticed this week that the for sale sign was taken down and seating was added to the second floor. He reached out and received confirmation that they are planning to remain. And the new seating upstairs in fact reflected the store’s expanded coffee service (the Dupont Dolcezza is much more of a coffee shop than the original shop, and this is probably a move to bring some of that innovation home). Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Oren Levine.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Potomac River

Potomac River

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Put the Hose Away

Georgetown Waterfront Park

As you may have noticed, it has rained a ton this week. Which means that contrary to GM’s message up and to the right, you do not need to water your young street trees this week.

And this is a good time as any to remind you to check with the Casey Tree’s website right here to see an updated forecast on watering needs. For this week they tell us:

Watering is not needed.Mother Nature to our rescue. Despite a dry month so far, with a relatively substantial precipitation accumulation from last week and roughly another 1.5″ headed our way…watering is not necessary.

Too much watering can be as harmful as too little. So if you’re not sure, check with the experts at Casey Trees!

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