Oscar asked: “Watching a doc and this video popped up. What are those building?”
and Captanne shares another cool photo:
From the National Park Service:
“Built for “temporary” service during WWI two enormous buildings occupied the land between Constitution Avenue and the reflecting basin. Construction of the four-story steel- and-concrete buildings took less than six months. The buildings were known as the Main Navy Building and the Munitions Building. They were erected under the auspices of assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt to accommodate a rapidly expanding war-time military bureaucracy. Little did anyone know that the buildings would survive through Roosevelt’s four terms as president and well beyond.”
and others add:
Ezracycle shares the cool history: “Old military buildings from before the Pentagon opened. You can see them on this replica 1947 map they sell as wrapping paper”
“David Brinkley wrote a great book on all this, Washington Goes to War.”
“WWI Munitions Buildings. They were “temporary” Great War buildings that happen to stay around until the Nixon Administration. Finally demo’ed for Constitution Gardens. To pontificate: this is why everyone should be suspicious of anything the Feds call temporary.”
“If you ever get a chance to go up to the top of the Washington Monument, they have pictures from there showing the before and after with and without them. Pretty cool.”
From WMATA: “At the end of last month, we finished installing new barrier doors and higher fencing at 10 stations, part of our fare system modernization program. We’ve seen at…
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger