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Is Your Home in the Community Survey?

When GM is doing research on a building in Georgetown, one resource that often proves invaluable is the Historic American Building Survey (HABS). HABS is a massive collection of detailed building surveys of buildings throughout the country. And since Georgetown … Continue reading

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Great Old Survey Maps For Georgetown

After writing Monday’s article on the Census and how it can tell you the stories of the former inhabitants of your home, GM came across a fantastic resource from the Library of Congress. It is a page called “Researching Historic … Continue reading

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Hyde-Addison on the Verge of an Historic Shift

Last week DCPS initiated the annual Out of Boundary (“OOB”) lottery for the 2011-12 school year. This is the process by which students who do not wish to attend their designated local school take open places in schools outside their … Continue reading

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Wormley School Revisited

With the news that Ted Leonsis is listing his multi-million dollar condo in the former Wormley School, GM thought it timely to re-run his old article on the school from his series exploring the historic schoolhouses in Georgetown.¬†Where now a … Continue reading

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S & R Foundation Snaps Up Fillmore School

The S & R Foundation already owns two of the most impressive properties in Georgetown, and now they’re about to add a third. The arts and technology foundation has entered a contract to purchase the historic Fillmore School on 35th … Continue reading

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Precedent Should Disarm Fear of Development (But Probably Won’t)

At last week’s ANC meeting, the commission discussed the possibility of the development of the grounds of the Fillmore School, which is being sold by George Washington University right now. The general tone of the meeting, as reported by the … Continue reading

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Condo Plans Already in the Works for Fillmore School?

Are plans to convert the Fillmore School into condos already moving forward? That’s the reasonable conclusion from reviewing the ANC meeting agenda for next week, which includes this item: SMD 01, 1801 35th Street, NW, OG 15-128 (HPA 15-231), Fillmore … Continue reading

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The Decommissioning of Georgetown

With the listing for sale of the old Fillmore School, it occurred to GM that we are in the midst of a rather dramatic, and long lasting, trend that GM is calling the decommissioning of Georgetown. What he means by … Continue reading

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Burleith Just Really Doesn’t Like Hyde Apparently

The Georgetown Current reported this week that Burleith and Glover Park families are urging the city to step in and purchase the historic Fillmore School, which will soon be put on the market due to the dissolution of the Corcoran. … Continue reading

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GW to Sell Old Fillmore School

As soon as GW acquired the hollow husk of what will previously have been known as the Corcoran Art Gallery, GM began to wonder what will happen to the old Fillmore School on 35th, which the Corcoran art school owns. … Continue reading

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