Archive for January 5, 2009

Lost Washington

Posted in Art Deco, Lost Washington, Parking Garages on January 5, 2009 by Kent

The Capital Garage was built in 1926 at the Corner of New York Avenue and H Streetcapital-garage. When it was built, it was the largest parking garage in the country. It was torn down in 1974. To see more images, click here.

Eckington at a Glance

Posted in Eckington, Real Estate on January 5, 2009 by Kent

The Saturday, January 3, Washington Post featured the Eckington neighborhood in the article An Urban Neighborhood on the Rise. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.

BOUNDARIES: Rhode Island Avenue to the north, Florida Avenue to the south, North Capitol Street to the west and Metro’s Brentwood Yard to the east

SCHOOLS: Emery Elementary, J.F. Cook Elementary, Shaw Junior High, Dunbar Senior High, McKinley High

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 19 condos sold, from $189,000 to $519,000, with a median of $305,000, according to Angela Jones of Long and Foster. There were 59 houses sold, from $167,000 to $599,000, with a median of $355,000. There are 38 houses listed for sale, priced from $127,000 to $719,000. Sixteen condos are listed, from $199,742 to $447,000.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Big Bear Cafe, Windows Cafe, Howard University, Catholic University, New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, many corner convenience stores

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: In light traffic, U Street NW corridor, Logan Circle, Brookland, U.S. Capitol, downtown Washington.

Protests & Marches

Posted in Protests & Marches on January 5, 2009 by Kent

Apparently there is to be another March of the Dead tomorrow. Scheduled for January 6, the march is planned to commence around 11:45 a.m. and occur as the 111th Congress is being sworn in. Starting at 301 Pennsylvania Ave., the march will circle the Capitol until approximately 1:00 p.m. The participants are protesting the United State’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other involvement in the region.



This Date in History

Posted in January on January 5, 2009 by Kent

January 5, 1968: Two employes of the Barrel House Liquor Store, 1341 14th Street, NW, were robbed of $8,619.Barrel House Liquor

This Date in History

Posted in January on January 5, 2009 by Kent

January 5, 1996: The longest government shutdown ended after 21 days when Congress passed a stopgap spending measure that would allow federal employees to return to work. President Clinton signed the bill the next day.