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The Georgetown Metropolis

2800 block of N St.

2800 block of N St.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mike Maguire.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3500 block of Water St.

3500 block of Water St.

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The Last Time that Kalorama Was the New Georgetown

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Yesterday a writer at the Washington City Paper mused whether Kalorama is the “New Georgetown”? While the article was really more an excuse to explore Kalorama and didn’t really get around to answering the question, it reminded GM of the interesting history of the two neighborhoods. Kalorama has been the “New Georgetown” for so long that we got a new bridge out of it.

The development of the Kalorama neighborhood took off in the 1890s. Perfectly timed for the gilded age, it was were Washington’s wealthy barons built their castles. Georgetown, on the other hand, had lost its municipal independence and was headed on a downward trend that would not reverse until the 1930s. Hell, it even lost its name as this was during the short lived attempt to rename the neighborhood “West Georgetown”. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Ehpien.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Jackie Kennedy’s home is a steal now, so long as you consider still extremely expensive a steal.
  • Nice piece on Martin’s.

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1200 block of 36th St.

1200 block of 36th St.

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Lost Santa Photos

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We had a little SNAFU at the Breakfast With Santa with the printer, so some photos took a little too long to print. If you are someone who had to leave before you got your photo, please come back to Volta Park sometime and check the bulletin board outside the rec center. A handful of photos that got left behind are taped to the wall. Perhaps yours is there?

The event was a huge success for the Friends of Volta Park and we should have raised enough money to install a new tire-style swing in the playground for next summer. Thanks to all that attended!

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