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  • Sadly, the owner of this home–a long time Shaw resident–passed away last August. He was a real treasure of neighborhood lore. And he added a spark to the neighborhood list serve.

  • Emmaleigh504

    omg that is awesome!!

  • Thanks Dan for making my Friday! I got to know him pretty well and I can say for certain he would have been so honored to be the subject of a neighborhood history blog…though back in the day it was a challenge to explain the difference between a blog and a neighborhood listserve. He was a proud troglodyte!

    I will miss his festivus banner and snarky humor…

  • We were the first purchasers of 819 Q (next to Ray’s home with the yellow trim) after it was renovated from the Cafe Putain Qui Pue. He quickly became a beloved member of the family (or rather we became part of his), as he welcomed us and our friends for near weekly dinners that included masterfully-crafted meals from around the world as well as local history lessons complete with old maps and photographs, jazz, spirituals, and polka records played on his Victrola, copious wine, and the best conversation. He was one of those bright souls who leaves a gaping, unfillable hole when he departs. We miss him dearly. I hope the neighborhood will keep up his memory even as his home passes into new hands.