Earlier in the week we learned the devastating news that Eighteenth Street Lounge would be closing after 25 epic years.
Thanks to Sean for passing on the Rasmus auction:
“Well know 18th Lounge DC music lounge and nite club is closing. Complete liquidation of all hi-end sound, lighting, bar, hospitality, decor, and equipment.”
Sale ends July 9, 2020.
Photo by Perri Smith
Perri reports last night from Lincoln Park:
“Protesters trying to pull down a statue of Lincoln with an enslaved person at his feet in Capitol Hill”
The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. It shows. Blacks too fought to end enslavement. That’s why I’m introducing a bill to move this statue to a museum. pic.twitter.com/A0MOnISH1N
— Eleanor Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) June 23, 2020
Sign says: “This statue honors Major George B. McClellan, a decorated UNION Army officer.”
Thanks to Jonathan for sending: “It seems someone took the liberty of making these signs and putting many of them around the McClellan statue on Connecticut and Columbia NW. Not quite NPS official signage…”
From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce legislation to remove the Andrew Jackson statue from Lafayette Park in the District of Columbia, citing Jackson’s ownership of slaves and genocide of Native Americans. Read More
Jacob sends the sad news, and a reminder that those dying are not simply statistics:
“It is with great sorrow that we share the news that Moises Alfaro, who many of us at Hogan Lovells and the surrounding DC area knew as the owner of “Moises Alfaro Shoe Shine and Repair,” recently passed away from COVID-19. Moises was always quick with a friendly smile and a compliment. He worked hard, and his mastery of the art of the shoeshine has kept the spring in our steps for years. Moises also touched many people’s lives by spending part of his time teaching Spanish. Moises leaves behind a wife and three children. Please consider contributing to THIS GoFundMe account set up to assist his wife and children during this painful time.”
Thanks to spaxson for again sharing this great google doc of today’s Juneteenth events with us.
Photo by Denise Rucker Krepp
Also happening this morning – thanks to Denise for sharing with us around 8am: “George Preston Marshall statute at RFK is being taken down this morning. Truck just arrived to haul it away.” Read More
Photo by James0806
It’s time the National Park Service put that statue in a museum and replaced it with a new one worthy of the formerly enslaved people who paid for it!”
Thanks to Tony for sending from under some stucco at 14th and Independence Ave, SE. And bonus check out this old school bread delivery truck from the Library of Congress.
If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.
Thanks to Brent for sending from “Off Beach Drive near Military”
From the 9:30 Club:
“This Sunday marks 40 years since 9:30 Club first opened its doors. We had hoped to celebrate with you all in a bigger way and in person, and that will happen someday, but for now, please join us for a virtual celebration of 40 years of 9:30 history. Read More
From an email:
“The info sign for the Tricia McCauley Public Herb Garden has been installed at the Ledriot Park Community Garden. This completes the build of the project that was created thanks to community fundraisers hosted by Boundary Stone DC, DC Brau, Common Good City Farm and Moreland’s Tavern.
The Background: Read More