Archive for the Grant Circle Category

This Date in History

Posted in Culture and History, Development, Grant Circle, July, Petworth with tags , , on July 29, 2009 by Kent

July 29, 1922: According to an announcement made by the office of D. J. Dunigan, three groups of houses at Grant Circle on Varnum and Fourth streets had been completed. The homes were of brick construction, contained six and eight rooms, and had all the newest conveniences. The moderately priced homes were on deep lots, with some even having large brick garages in the rear.

Mr. Dunigan also stated that approximately 200 dwellings would be erected in this addition to Petworth. The tract covered six city blosck, with fifteen frontages. The boundaries of the development were Rock Creek Church Road to the east, Webster Street on the north, Grant Circle on the west, and Upshur Street to the south. Southwest corner of Varnum and 4th Streets

Update on New Hampshire Ave’s Median Work

Posted in City Services, Grant Circle, Petworth on May 15, 2009 by Kent

Following up on Wayan’s earlier post this week on the medians being installed on New Hampshire Ave between Georgia and Grant Circle, here is a photo he took of construction workers  as they cut out the existing median to build the new one.
New Hampshire Avenue Construction

Vehicular Tree Slaughter in Grant Circle

Posted in Automobiles, Grant Circle, Petworth, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents on April 29, 2009 by Kent

This weekend, I came across a crime scene in Grant Circle — a vehicular tree slaughter.  One of the young trees was cut down in its prime by yet another speeding driver who drove through, instead of around, Grant Circle.Where are reflectors, rumble strips, speed humps, or at least working park lights — to slow drivers down and alert them that Grant Circle is ahead?  Do we really need to graduate from vehicular tree slaughter to vehicular manslaughter before we get slowing on New Hampshire Avenue?  (Writen by and courtesy of Wayan Vota: Belly Button Window http://www.bbwindow.com)