Photo by Beyond DC.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
GM walked back from dinner last night and passed this scene. It’s a car up on the sidewalk on the 3200 block of Q St.
From a secondhand report, GM heard that what occurred was that the driver of the silver car was rear-ended and then went to slam on the brakes, but hit the gas instead. Her destruction went halfway down the block. A young tree was totally knocked over. And two historic metal stoops were completely mangled. Continue reading
This week for Now and a Long Time Ago, GM again returns to the marvelous Wymer’s Map collection. In particular, GM is showing what the row of buildings at the foot of Wisconsin Ave. used to look like.
It’s not so different from how it looks today, honestly. The first three of the four buildings show are still around. The center one is called the Dodge Warehouse, but all three are fantastic examples of the commerce-oriented architecture that once dominated lower Georgetown.
The three buildings were built in the late 18th century and are genuine federal style buildings (unlike all the Victorian style homes in Georgetown that real estate agents call federal). The Dodge Warehouse was owned by various Dodge family members throughout the 19th century. Francis Dodge originally bought it (along with his brother Allen) in 1807 for $3,000 (which is supposedly about $56,000 in today’s dollars, but that’s probably not a terribly reliable calculation). Continue reading