Next Concert in the Parks this Sunday

The Father’s Day concert in the park will take place, um, Father’s Day, which is this Sunday, if you’ve forgotten. It will be at Volta Park and the Walkaways, who performed last year and are fantastic, will perform again.

See you there!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by albedo20.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Georgetown Metropolis

Potomac River

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Now and a Long Time Ago: Lower 33rd St.

This week for Now and a Long Time Ago, GM returns with another photo from the great Wymer archive at the DC Historical Society. Today, it’s of the 1000 block of 33rd St., just below M St.

On the left you can see a row of buildings, half of which appear to still remain. The wood frame buildings are gone. Here’s what the row looked like as a map in 1919, about 20 years before the photo was taken:

Yellow buildings on this map are wood frame buildings. So the yellow buildings under the 806 are the wood frame buildings in the photo. Given the lack of signs, they appear to be homes. The next two buildings in the picture appear to correlate to the pink buildings in the map (pink means brick or stone).

The next building in the photo appears to be the same building that exists there today. But it doesn’t seem to be consistent with the map, which suggests two more narrow wood frame buildings and then a brick or stone garage. And that makes sense since the building that’s there now was built in 1932.

The last gable front brick building at the bottom of the street also appears to be the same as the one that is there now. It was apparently built in 1906. Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mike Maguire.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Georgetown Metropolis

Key Bridge

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Wawa Coming to Georgetown

Photo by Lauren Stiegert.

GM has heard that a Wawa is coming to Georgetown.

Specifically, GM hears that the Wawa is coming to the space currently occupied by the Restoration Hardware at the corner of Prospect and Wisconsin.

If you’re from a particular part of the mid Atlantic, Wawa holds a dear place in your heart, for some reason. For the rest of us, it’s a slightly nicer version of a 7-11.

Although it should be pointed out that this Wawa appears to be part of an effort by the chain to create “restaurant-style” stores that look less like they should be next to four rows of gas pumps.

Whatever. Call it a restaurant all you want, it’s still just a gas station convenience store that happens to make decent sandwiches. Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized