Archive for February 7, 2009

Lost Washington

Posted in Art & Architecture, Dupont Circle, Lost Washington on February 7, 2009 by Kent

Sundial on the rowhouse at 1311 New Hampshire. This house, long since raised, was located to the left of the Heurich Mansion.sundial-1311-new-hampshire(Image courtesy of Historical Society of Washington, Sundial on facade of row house at 1311 New Hampshire Avenue NW. General Photograph Collection, #CHS 13167)

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Shaw at a Glance

Posted in Real Estate, Shaw on February 7, 2009 by Kent

The Shaw neighborhood was featured in the Washington Post back on May 3, 2008. If you missed it, you may want to check out the article ‘Not Quite Dupont’ to Some; an Inspiration to Many. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.

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BOUNDARIES: Florida Avenue NW to the north, M Street NW to the south, 15th Street NW to the west and North Capitol Street to the east

SCHOOLS: Montgomery Elementary, Seaton Elementary, Shaw Junior High, Cardozo High and Dunbar Senior High, among others

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 102 houses sold for $199,000 to $1.4 million, according to Mark Rutstein of Hounshell Real Estate. In the same period, 271 condominiums sold for $158,000 to $1.4 million. There are 76 houses for sale and 22 more under contract. There are 129 condos for sale, and 51 more under contract.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Downtown Washington, the Washington convention center, Howard University, Shaw-Howard University Metro station, U Street Metro station, many bars and restaurants on U Street and near Logan Circle.

This Date in History

Posted in February on February 7, 2009 by Kent

February 7, 1936: The eighth biggest snowstorm recorded in Washington occurred, totalling 14.4 inches.dc-snow