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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • GM decided not to leave it up to fate and went ahead and bought the Old Georgetown sign he discussed yesterday¬†and donate it to the Peabody Room. It’s already there if you want to check it out!
  • NPS approves the plans for new boathouses on the Potomac (but they still have a long, long way to go before they get built).

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Own a Piece of Georgetown History

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Right now for sale at the Opportunity Shop at Wisconsin and P, is a precious piece of Georgetown history. It’s one of the signs that once graced the street signs across Georgetown marking what what the old names were. In this case, it is for Third Street, which was the name of P St. west of Wisconsin (which was then known as High St.). Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of Grace St.

3200 block of Grace St.

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Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to Close for 8 Months

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The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens will be closed for significant renovations starting this July. They will remain closed until the following March.

In a letter to the public, the organization explains:

The time has now come to undertake large-scale improvements to the garden’s water supply network, which dates to the garden’s original creation in the 1930’s. We are therefore obliged to close the gardens to the public from July 10, 2017 to March 15, 2018.

This is a bummer for residents and visitors. But the silver lining is that the gardens will be open for this spring’s fireworks. And they will be reopen by the following spring.

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Photo by Mike Maguire.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Multiple readers wrote in yesterday to inform GM that the “QP Shops” sign on N St. is actually “PP Shops”. And the PP stands for Prospect Place, the name of the larger development that includes the condos, Cafe Milano, etc. It was supposedly erected in the 1970s.
  • Not many details, but it appears that Ralph Lauren might be leaving its current space.

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