Photo by Mr. Gray.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
As you surely know, it’s crazy hot this week! And while we’re all comfortably ensconced in air conditioned homes and offices, our poor street trees are baking away without relief. Even the brief showers we were promised last night–which would not have even been enough–evaporated before they got here. So please, listen to Casey Trees, and water your trees.
This is especially true for any tree on your block that has been planted within the last three years. Their roots aren’t nearly deep enough to reach whatever stores of moisture the soil still has. Too many trees get planted in Georgetown only to die within a year or two because nobody watered it. Continue reading
This week on Now and Long Time Ago, GM visits St. John’s Episcopal Church on O St. GM found a postcard selling on Ebay with the old photo on it.
St. John’s was originally built around 1804. But it underwent a significant redesign in 1870. This is the style you can see in this photo, which GM would classify as Italianate. The rectory, which is the building on the left, was built in 1875 and sports a Second Empire style. Continue reading