I’ve often walked by this cemetery at 2016 Wisconsin Ave., NW but never checked it out until this last weekend. It is really in a sad state. Tombstones are toppled everywhere:
A check on Wikipedia provides some interesting info:
“The cemetery was active from the mid-nineteenth century into the early twentieth century (although some burials took place as late as the 1990s), and as many as 1,000 free and enslaved African Americans are said to be interred here.
The cemetery has for some time now been owned by Georgetown University, which has long sought to remove the graves, remove the hill on which the cemetery sits, and develop the land.”
Do you think Georgetown should be able to develop this spot or should the historical significance be celebrated?
I found this tomb particularly moving:
photo by chasingmailboxes You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have….
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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🎟 One Night Only! Exclusive Comedy Taping! 🎟
Get ready for a night of laughter at the iconic Kelly’s Irish Times, just steps from Union Station. Join us for a one-night-only event as our headliner records and retires his best