November 2013

Found 16 blog entries for November 2013.



Great location meets sheer convenience at the luxurious Atrium condominium building located in Arlington and just 3 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro.  One of the most prominent buildings in the region, The Atrium has handsome amenities that make you feel like you’re living in a hotel.  The contemporary building is home to 341 residences and offers dramatic views of historical Georgetown and the Potomac River.  It is 5 blocks from the Key Bridge and an easy walk to Georgetown.

Built in 1986, it is called The Atrium because as you walk through the front doors, a greenhouse-like atrium stretches to 14 stories tall and has glass elevators and a waterfall fountain.  The lobby is outfitted in marble, floor-to-ceiling windows and two quiet sitting areas overlook

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Following the Civil War, DC experienced rapid growth characteristic of Victorian-era urban expansion.  The 14th Street and Logan Circle Historic Districts span an area of roughly 24 city blocks intersected by 14th Street, NW, north of Massachusetts Avenue and the edge of downtown.  This area serves as one of the city’s main artistic and cultural hubs, and includes more than 750 residential, commercial and religious buildings.  The 14th Street Historic District, which overlaps the Logan Circle district, was listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1994.  The boundaries of the 14th Street Historic District are S Street to the north, 11th and 12th Streets to the east, N Street and O Street to the south, and 16th Street to the west.

The 14th

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Although there is one Georgetown which is widely considered by its residents to be a village, some Washingtonians talk about a further designation in Georgetown: an East Village to the east of dividing line Wisconsin Avenue, NW, and the West Village, to the west of Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  One of DC’s most historical and affluent neighborhoods, two halves of Georgetown is a lore perpetuated by what some residents believe is that the rich folks with grander houses live on the east side and the “poorer” people live on the west side, or West Village.  They good-naturedly bicker about claims of prettiest side of Georgetown or the “best” side.  While this is just a case of folklore, most differences today result more from crowds and traffic as bigger issues.

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The Strivers’ Section is a historic district located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest DC.  It was historically an upper middle class African American neighborhood, with many community leaders living there in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The name, Strivers’ Section, was taken from Strivers’ Row in Harlem, a New York City historic neighborhood of black professionals.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Strivers’ Section is bounded by Swann Street on the south, Florida Avenue on the north and west, the 16th Street Historical District on the east, and 19th Street on the west.

Architecturally, the Strivers’ Section is characterized by late 19th and early 20th century row houses and a variety of condominium and

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truxton circle

Truxton Circle - Courtesy of the Eckington Civic Association

With a name like Truxton Circle, you’d expect to find a traffic circle as you drive through the neighborhood; but one doesn’t exist.  Truxton Circle is a neighborhood in Northwest DC bordered by North Capitol Street and New York, New Jersey and Florida Avenues.  But 100 years ago, streetcars and other vehicles navigating the intersection of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street had to go around a circle honoring Commodore Thomas Truxtun, and the adjoining neighborhood next door went by the same name although with a different spelling. 

The actual circle was eliminated in 1947 to make room for a growing North Capitol Street, and the area lost its identity, over time becoming a part of

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Georgetown is a beautiful place to live or visit in DC.  In addition to fine restaurants, shopping and upscale condos and other types of residential homes, Georgetown is a go-to destination for green open space.  Whether you want to grab a coffee and catch up with neighbors at a local park or pursue a recreational activity, Georgetown has a slew of parks all within walking distance of each other.

Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park
Let’s take a look at the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, which remains unbroken for its entire length of 185 miles.  The C & O Company was chartered in 1825 with a mission to build a shipping canal connecting tidewater on the Potomac River in DC with the headwaters of the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania to

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