Archive for January 31, 2009

Bloomingdale at a Glance

Posted in Bloomingdale, Real Estate on January 31, 2009 by Kent

Bloomingdale was featured in the Washington Post back on April 19, 2008. If you missed it, you may want to check out the article The Word Is Out About Bloomingdale. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.bloomingdale

BOUNDARIES: North Capitol Street on the east, Florida Avenue NW on the south, Second Street NW on the west and Bryant and Channing Streets NW on the north

SCHOOLS: Gage-Eckington Elementary, Shaw Junior High, Dunbar Senior High and Cardozo Senior High

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 24 condos sold, from $235,000 to $579,000, with half the sales in the $300,000s, according to Carlos Garcia of Keller Williams Capital Properties. There were 55 houses sold, from $295,000 to $865,000. There are 34 houses listed for sale, priced from $230,000 to $788,000. Seventeen condos are listed, from $249,000 to $595,000.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Big Bear Cafe, Windows Cafe, Crispus Attucks Park, Howard University Hospital, many corner convenience stores

WITHIN 10 MINUTES BY CAR: In light traffic, U Street NW corridor, Logan Circle, U.S. Capitol, downtown Washington

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This Date in History

Posted in January on January 31, 2009 by Kent

January 31, 1865: The House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States. (Image courtesy Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-2521)free