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Posted in City Services, Libraries, May with tags on May 31, 2009 by Kent

May 31, 1930: A total of $704,572 was the estimate required to carry out plans for extension of public library service during 1932, as reported by public librarian George F. Bowerman to the District Commissioners when submitting his new budget.Carnegie Library

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Posted in May with tags , on May 30, 2009 by Kent

May 30, 1901: Beneath the spreading branches of green trees, upon the historic battlefield of Fort Stevens, a loyal company gathered to do honor to the memory of two score Union dead who sleep beneath the sod on which they fell in defense of flag and country. The little Battle Ground Cemetery is a beautiful spot, and a bit of brightness was added to the solid banks of green foliage there yesterday by several large American flags and battalion pennants.Cannon Fire at Fort Stevens(Image Courtesy Wayan Vota)

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Posted in May, Petworth, Real Estate with tags , on May 29, 2009 by Kent

May 29, 1926: A steady demand for residential property, and indications that this demand would increase as the spring and summer months advanced, was indicated by the report made by the office of D.J. Dunigan, Inc., of the recent sale of a large number of new homes in their Petworth operations.Petworth ca. 1920s

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Posted in Columbia Heights, May on May 28, 2009 by Kent

May 28, 1926: A review of the work of the recreational clubs of the Columbia Heights Community Center took place at the Wilson Normal auditorium, Eleventh and Harvard streets northwest. Entertainment was provided by the Wilson Players, directed by Mrs. A.M. Poston; the Junior Dramatic club, directed by Mrs. Laura J. Bogue; the rhythmic expression classes, directed by Miss Evelyn Davis, and the folk dancing and gymnasium classes, directed by Miss Marjorie Schuster.

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Posted in May on May 27, 2009 by Kent

May 27, 1933: John W. De Groot was awarded a prize of $200 and a certificate in the portrait class of the Corcoran School of Art. An example of De Groot’s work can be found in the Red  Springs, North Carolina, Post office.Corcoran

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Posted in Chevy Chase, May, Park View, Sports with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by Kent

May 26, 1928: For the first time since 1915 the municipal playground field and track championship of the elementary schools went out of the Columbia Heights division, when E.V. Brown School of Chevy Chase captured its initial city championship of any description by barely nosing out Park View, the runner-up.E. V. Brown school ca. 1900

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

May 23, 1954: A 68-year-old man and his wife were seriously injured in a 2-car collision at 14th and Taylor Sts., NE, and 11 persons were hurt in another automobile accident.dont-jay-walk