Washington, DC

Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

Since its construction in 1860, this late Victorian-style building in Penn Quarter has been home to St. Marc Hotel, Central National Bank, Apex liquor store, Sears, and the headquarters for National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) since 1995. NCNW was founded in 1935 by the great educator, stateswoman, and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune “to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities.”

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16th and Florida Ave, NW

Zay asks us: “what is this?”

This curiosity used to come up every year but it was last asked back in 2016. They are the remaining columns from the Henderson Manor Garden at 16th and Florida Ave, NW.

The Post’s Answerman dug up the full story. In part:

“Burnap’s 16th Street garden featured an open lawn bordered with shrubbery. A high wall faced Florida Avenue and turned the corner at 16th before stepping down to a low wall and ornamental iron fence. At the rear of the property, four Doric columns held up a hanging garden. Most striking was the intricate latticework that covered most of the interior walls.” Read More

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14th and Chapin Street, NW looking south

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Department of General Services (DGS) celebrated the completion of The Terrell, the Short-Term Family Housing (STFH) site in Ward 1 and the last of the eight STFH sites to open in the District. This achievement marks another milestone toward Mayor Bowser’s strategic plan to end homelessness and close DC General in favor of short-term family housing programs. Families are expected to begin moving into the Terrell in March 2021. Read More


rendering via District Wharf

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developers of The Wharf, today announced that The Atlantic will move its D.C. headquarters to The Wharf’s highly anticipated second phase. The Atlantic will occupy the top two floors of office space within 610 Water Street. The 90,000 SF office building is designed by awarding-winning Morris Adjmi Architects. Read More

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Photos by Chris Spillman/RealEst Photography

From an email: “Kozo, a boutique condominium just finished construction in Columbia Heights. P.T. Blooms Development tasked Jonathan Kuhn: http://kuhnarchitect.com. to build the eight-unit property, which is located at 1434 Chapin Street, NW. Inspired by Japanese architecture, Kozo playfully blends nature and the built environment to create a series of homes that are full of light and minimize the boundaries between the manmade structure and surrounding greenery. Read More

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