Lace Up Your Gloves – Name my Neighborhood


“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering what neighborhood I live in… It may sound like a simple question, but given the fluid and disputed neighborhood borders of Washington, DC, I honestly don’t know. Real estate records, list our neighborhood as Columbia Heights. Most people agree with this. However, a fair amount of people refer to our area as Petworth too. Still others say we live in 16th St Heights. Old-timers have even said our area used to be Padsworth. I’m asking for input from PoPville readers as well as suggestions on how to find a definitive answer and research the name/history of our neighborhood. Any help would be much appreciated!

The area is question is bordered by Spring Rd NW on the south, 14th St NW on the west, Georgia Ave NW on the east and Upshur St NW on the north.”

Remember the Tivoli North fiasco? I always thought 14th Street Heights was a good solution but not many agree. Something we’ve been debating coming on 5 years now.


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