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Posted in June on June 30, 2009 by Kent

June 30, 1918: Churches of the Capital honored their soldier members at home and abroad. Several raised service flags, dedicated to their sons. Throughout the city pastors chose patriotic themes. Uniformed men filled many pews. At noon many pastors halted their sermons for two minutes and prayed silently with their congregations for victory and peace. In the afternoon hundreds of soldiers, sailors and marines enjoyed the social hour at many churches.St. John's church


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Posted in June on June 29, 2009 by Kent

June 29, 1926: The Citizens Savings Bank building, 1336 New York avenue northwest, which came into possession of the Merchants Bank & Trust Co., through a merger with that institution, was sold to Percy H. Pickford and Andrew D. Porter, according to an announcement by Peter A. Drury, president of the Merchants Bank & Tust Co.Merchants bank

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Posted in June, Schools with tags on June 26, 2009 by Kent

June 26, 1912: An announcement by Superintendent of Schools W.M. Davidson, of an economy program by which nearly $5,000 would be saved immediately and much more in the future, was made at a meeting of the board of education held at the Franklin School. The announcement was greeted with applause by the members of the board.Franklin School ca. 1900

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Posted in June, Street Cars with tags on June 25, 2009 by Kent

June 25, 1937: Testimony at the hearing on request of Capital Transit Co. for an increase in District token fares dealt more with what numerous individuals and organizations think about the bus and street car service they get than about what they are willing to pay for it.street-cars

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Posted in June with tags , on June 24, 2009 by Kent

June 24, 1953: The Board of Education was asked to transfer Raymond grade school and Macfarland junior high to teach African American children beginning in September.Macfarland school

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Posted in June with tags , on June 23, 2009 by Kent

June 23, 1954: The Soldiers’ Home governor, Gen. Wade Haislip, and seven church and community organizations testified in opposition to sale of liquor within half a mile of the Soldiers’ Home.Old Soldiers' Home

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Posted in June with tags on June 22, 2009 by Kent

June 22, 1964: Ground was broken for construction of 527 living units in the District’s Southwest Urban Renewal Area. Three nine-story apartment buildings and 14 town house complexes on an eleven-acre site bounded by M Street, 4th Street, Delaware Avenue, and N Street.

The target date for complete was set for October, 1965. The development brought the total living units under construction in the Southwest Urban Renewal Area to 2,000. Another 2,000 in the area south of Independence Avenue, SW, had already been completed and occupied.Southwest urban renewal