Archive for January 4, 2009

Monuments

Posted in Unrealized Dreams, Washington Monument on January 4, 2009 by Kent

Another proposed but rejected design for the Washington Monument.washington-monument-3

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Then and Now

Posted in Park View, Then and Now on January 4, 2009 by Kent

Its nice to see that the row of houses from 612-642 Princeton are still all there. 3c34537vp1010003_2Not too worse for wear. The original photo is ca. 1919. Looks like it was right after they were completed as the road hasn’t been paved yet.

Metro Ends Paper Transfers

Posted in Commuity News & Events on January 4, 2009 by Kent

According to the Metro Web site, paper transfers will no longer be available for Metro riders starting today. Additionally, only SmarTrip® card users will be able to transfer free from one bus to another. At the same time, Metrobus riders will receive a bus-to-rail discount if they transfer using a SmartTrip® card. That discount will reduce Metrorail fares by 50¢. For Further information, read the entire Metro eliminates paper transfers on Sunday press release.

This Date in History

Posted in January, Presidents on January 4, 2009 by Kent

January 4, 1974 : Richard Nixon received a subpoena which required him to show tapes which would lead to evidence regarding the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Headquarters located in the Watergate complex.

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Street Closures Around Hay-Adams

Posted in Commuity News & Events on January 4, 2009 by Kent

District Transportation officials advise residents and motorists that the following street closures will be put into effect to provide for the security and safety around the Hay-Adams Hotel during President-Elect Obama’s stay. These closures will be in place from 1:00 a.m. this morning until midnight on January 15. The closures in question are 16th Street between H and I Streets, H Street between Vermont Avenue and 17th Street, and Connecticut Avenue between H and I Streets.