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Georgetown Time Machine: Lower Wisconsin

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM is checking out lower Wisconsin Ave. at the turn of the last century. The photo comes from the Historical Society of Washington, DC, and is part of the Henry Wagner collection.

The photo is looking south down Wisconsin from just above Grace St., which you can see to the right. You can also just make out the front lawn of Grace Episcopal. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

3400 block of Water St.

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Be Counted

While there are certainly more important things going on, the decennial Census for 2020 is still moving forward. And it’s important that you be counted.

You should have received one or more letters in the mail from the Census. One would contain the small number of questions that are required, including name, age, sex and race/ethnic background. You can fill it out manually and mail it back and you’re all done!

If you’d rather go the online route, that is also accepted. Go to my2020census.gov/login and type in the 12-digit Census ID number that is in the mailing (not your social security number, or other ID number you might have). If you can’t find that number, or you’ve lost the mailing, you can also fill it out by giving your address. Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

Dumbarton Oaks

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Ghost Town

GM took the shot above on Tuesday at 3 pm. There was hardly and soul, car, bike, or whatever in sight. It’s truly eerie, although it is also encouraging to see that everyone is taking this seriously.

It wasn’t until GM got back home that he realized that the photo was taken in almost the exact same spot as this startling shot from 1959:

Nearly the same barren scene, yet obviously for starkly different reasons.

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