Archive for April 18, 2009

Weschler’s Preview and Sale

Posted in Antiques Shows, Auctions, & Flea Markets on April 18, 2009 by Kent

weschlers-sale-1323The latest Weschler’s sales are coming up. The gallery will be open to view the items in sale 1323 — American & European Fine Art & 20th Century Decorative Arts — and sale 1322 — Jewelry, Coins & Watches — starting tomorrow through Thursday, April 23. The auction will be on Saturday, April 25, starting at 10 a.m. More information>>


Washington Highlands at a Glance

Posted in Real Estate, Washington Highlands on April 18, 2009 by Kent

The September 1, 2007, Washington Post featured the Washington Highlands neighborhood in the article A Rebirth in Washington Highlands. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.

BOUNDARIES: On the southeast, Southern Avenue from South Capitol Street past Greater Southeast Community Hospital. Oxon Run Park surrounds the neighborhood on the west, north and east.

SCHOOLS: Draper, Ferebee-Hope, Hendley, M.C. Terrell elementary; Hart and Patricia R. Harris middle; Ballou Senior High

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 26 single-family homes sold, from $235,000 to $340,000, and 88 condominiums sold at an average price of $182,765, according to Monica Brewster, a Weichert agent. There are 18 active listings for single-family houses, priced from $214,000 to $535,000, and 47 condominiums at an average price of $171,196.

WITHIN FIVE MINUTES BY CAR: Southern Avenue and Congress Heights Metro stations, Fort Dupont Park, Oxon Park and Oxon Hill Farm, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, shopping centers on Southern and Alabama Avenues, National Harbor development project

WITHIN 10-15 MINUTES BY CAR: Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, Smithsonian museums, downtown Washington, Southwest waterfront, Capital Beltway

This Date in History

Posted in April, Parades on April 18, 2009 by Kent

April 18, 1881: Barnum’s circus arrived. At 9 o’clock in the morning the street pageant started from the show grounds at 9th and S streets, and proceeded down 9th to K, up K to 22nd street, then to Pennsylvania avenue, to 3rd, to F, to 4th, to G, to 7th, to S to the circus lot.barnums-mammoth-tent