The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • GM has long heard that Trader Joe’s was the target for the redeveloped Holiday Inn space just north of Georgetown. This confirms it.
  • GM doesn’t agree that the Exorcist Steps are a great place to cry. Surely Dumbarton Oaks would be better?

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Montrose Park

Montrose Park

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Ye Olde Signal Postes

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Last week GM wrote about the signs put up in the 1950s around Georgetown celebrating the old names for the streets. In response, somebody pointed out to him that another somewhat rare relic of DC transportation past shows up around Georgetown: the Pineapple topped signal poles.

They seem to have only been used for traffic signals. And perhaps since most traffic signals in Georgetown are the more elaborate Washington Globe-style with lights, GM could only find these poles at intersections that only previously had traffic signals.

For instance, they are at 30th and P, where there was a traffic signal until about five years ago. Here you can see how the were converted from traffic signal posts to not-really-doing-anything-anymore posts:

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • This article is confused about a bunch of things, but it nonetheless touches on some important topics about Georgetown and gentrification.
  • Nice aerial shot of Georgetown from 1959.

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Dumbarton Oaks

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Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks

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