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In order to prevent cars from even trying to enter the protected (and unfortunately named) “Green Zone” downtown between now and the inauguration tomorrow, the Secret Service has ordered the closure of Roosevelt, Memorial, and the 14th St. bridges. These closures are in effect as of this morning. Key Bridge is not closed, but for the sake of everyone, including you, please don’t try to use it!
The immediate issue is, of course, the fact that all the people who would try to drive across those other closed bridges would quickly overwhelm Key Bridge. (Granted, there shouldn’t be anyone driving their car downtown anyway, but surely many will stupidly try!) Continue reading
This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM visits the oldest structure still standing in Georgetown and the day it was knocked down a few pegs, historically-wise.
The building, obviously, is the Old Stone House, which appears now pretty much exactly as it appeared in this article, dated July 5, 1932. The reason for the article was that the owners of the building decided to take down a plaque from the building claiming that it had served as George Washington’s headquarters while the city was being surveyed:
Quite the real estate listing hit the market yesterday. It is for one of the penthouse units in the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Residences, and it would smash records if a buyer shows up.
The property is actually two different units, but it might as well be ten different units considering its size. It’s 6,400 square feet, spread over two different levels, including a massive terrace (and another terrace to boot).
Photo by Sergey Galyonkin.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- Georgetown students want the school to investigate whether any students participated in the insurrectionist riots at the Capitol.
- The Georgetown Safeway is the only location west of Rock Creek where Covid vaccines will be offered. (All the reservations have been taken as of now. More will be released next week.)