639 East Capitol St SE

This house is located at 639 East Capitol Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A GLORIOUS CAPITOL HILL ESTATE…all IN THE SHADOW OF THE U. S. CAPITOL! Extraordinary grounds (128 x 27). 2 story CARRIAGE HOUSE/GARAGE! Majestic in scale; dazzlingly sunny; embassy-scaled room proportions; designed for gracious living and incomparable entertaining–formal or casual. Magnificent gardens. Close to EVERYTHING IMPORTANT! SIMPLY DIVINE!”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/2 full/2 half baths is going for $2,995,000.

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Photo via DC Fire & EMS

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know when or if Hunan Dynasty is reopening? Odd that there has been zero reports on such a popular place.”

While their website is still live, phone calls go unanswered.

On November 17th DC Fire & EMS reported:

“Fire at 200blk of Pennsylvania Ave SE extinguished. Units on scene, checking for extension. No injuries reported at this time.”

Ed. Note: I had to scroll from today to November to look up this old tweet (twitter really needs a better search function) and it really is extraordinary seeing all the rescue/responses they’ve made. Serious, serious props to DCFD. Don’t ever want to take these folks for granted.

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Photo via DC Fire & EMS

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Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Around 5am DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Working fire 700 blk Md. Ave NE. Fire showing 1st floor 2 story row dwelling. 1 injured civilian.”

“Update Md. Ave NE. 2 victims enroute to hospital. 1 found in front yard and 2nd rescued from basement. Fire basement and both floors.”

“Md. Ave fire knocked down other than hotspots. No additional victims at this point. Fire was in basement, both floors & attic.”

Both victims at hospital are in critical condition. 1 FF being transported minor injs. Investigators on scene to determine cause.”

2nd FF tx minor injs. from Md. Ave. #1 critical victim adult male was found in front yard. #2 critical adult female rescued from basement

1313 Emerald St NE

This house is located at 1313 Emerald Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“A GEM OF A HILL HOME ON CHARMING ONE-WAY ONE-BLOCK EMERALD STEPS FROM H STREET, PARKS, TRAILS, MORE! 3BR/1.5BA WITH PRIVATE OUTDOOR OASIS! Exposed Brick Walls, Decorative Fireplace, Pocket Doors, Steel and Stone Gourmet Kitchen with Bonus Nook, Full Sized Laundry, Storage, Hardwood Floors and Dual-Zone HVAC! Lincoln Park, Eastern Market, H Street, Whole Foods, all just steps away!”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $699,725.

Anybody know more details here? And not to be too cynical but I wonder how many of these things are gonna get swiped? Or is the some crazy evade mode/defense mechanism?

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Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

“Dear PoPville,

DCPS has proposed a merger between Maury Elem and Miner Elem, which would really reshape elementary education options in Hill East. It’s because when DCPS redrew the boundaries a couple years ago, they made the Maury boundary bigger. Now it turns out, the Maury construction budget isn’t large enough to accommodate the influx of new kids. To make things worse, now DCPS is proposing this radical change, which would combine a high performing school with a very low performing school. DCPS is asking for parent feedback via this link.”