“1509 Swann, is on the market again. Love how the agent describes it as “historically significant”.
The full listing says:
“Don’t miss the rare opportunity to own a piece of history with this stunning 4 BR ; 3.5 BA Victorian rowhome, built circa 1886, located on gorgeous Swann Street in the highly desired Logan Circle neighborhood. Nestled in the heart of it all, this home offers luxury and privacy within a short walk to endless dining, retail, fitness, grocery, and transportation options. Upon entry, you~ll be amazed by the eleven-foot-high ceilings; the brilliant natural light that floods the living and dining areas; and the dramatic, antique English black marble fireplace, featuring a Venetian plaster chimney. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Chamberlin
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Statement from the Family of Berner “Bud” Johnson (July 27, 1970 – May 19, 2019):
“This past Sunday, we said goodbye to our beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend Bud. He was alone when he was assaulted and viciously beaten by a group of men outside his favorite neighborhood restaurant on Wednesday, May 15. We made the incredibly difficult decision to remove him from life support four days later. His sudden departure from our lives and the violent way in which it occurred leaves a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.
Bud had a big heart. He was a great family man and loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and children. At home, at work and with friends, he always put the concerns of others before his own.
As a result, Bud had an extensive and loving network of friends in the Senate, on his softball team, his son’s Little League baseball team and throughout the Washington, DC, community. Bud loved his neighborhood, which he and Diane moved into nine years ago seeking a change in their lifestyle. Along with their son Bo, they have lived in and around the DC community and became a part of it.
The family wishes to thank the first responders from both the Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Fire and EMS Department who tended to Bud immediately following his assault. Because of their efforts and success in reviving Bud, dozens of family members and friends were able to say goodbye to Bud before he passed.
The family is also grateful to the staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center who cared for Bud, keeping him comfortable during his final days while accommodating the constant stream of visitors who filled the halls outside the ICU. (more…)
“Washington in the 2000s
Premieres Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD
WETA revisits the major events, people and developments that shaped Washington at the dawn of the new millennium. From 9/11 and the D.C. sniper to the return of Major League Baseball and a baby panda’s birth, the region experienced great highs and lows.”
And it’s quite possible you’ll hear the insane ramblings and recollections of a young prince: (more…)
801 K Street, NW
The big day is tomorrow. All the details on Apple’s grand opening is here. I was lucky enough to take a tour yesterday and it is, indeed, absolutely dope. The renovation of the building is simply gorgeous. And to be honest, there is no way my photographs captured the beauty so just go and check it out yourself. Seriously.
But I would like to put in a reminder that The DC History Center is also there and really great.
“The DC History Center is a library and museum that includes the Kiplinger Research Library, three galleries, and a museum store. Located in the historic Carnegie Library, the DC History Center is where the public has free access to exhibits and programs about the diverse stories of Washington, D.C. The DC History Center is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (more…)
3001 Sherman Ave, NW
Thanks to A. for sending:
“The beloved Stop & Go Market on the Corner of Columbia Rd. and Sherman Ave. is no more! After 20 years, the owner has decided to retire and sell the building. Real estate agent said something about a Capoeira Studio / Brazilian Café taking it over.
National Photo Company Collection via Shorpy
As an interesting aside, Shorpy has pics of this same building from 1921.” (more…)
12th and Florida Ave, NE
Grant sends photos from the Ghost Bike installation Saturday morning.
DC Bicycle Advisory Council Statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh:
“The District of Columbia Bicycle Advisory Council issued the following statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh.
The BAC mourns the tragic loss of Dave Salovesh, a community leader struck and killed April 19 while bicycling on Florida Avenue NE.
Individual BAC and Pedestrian Advisory Council members issued the following joint statement:
“The cycling and pedestrian community has lost a passionate advocate to a needless death. The majority of the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council, with support of members of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council, calls on the Council of the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the District Department of Transportation to enact further protections for cyclists and pedestrians, and to provide more funding for safety, enforcement, and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the District.” (more…)
Beverly Jones via GoFundMe
Beverly Jones, artist, entrepreneur, “mother” of many pop-ups in and around Logan Circle for local artists, and the last manager of Pulp on the Hill and Pulp on 14th Street, NW, having taken over from Pulp founder, the late Ron “Feel the Love” Henderson, died in the early morning of March 23 of Myeloma. She was a welcoming face at Pulp and now, as we still mourn the loss of Pulp, we mourn Beverly. Her family and friends will celebrate her life on May 4 with details to be announced at the GoFundMe Page established by her daughter. We hope that many who frequented either or both stores, the pop-ups or who got to know Bev at Eastern Market where she sold her own cards and those of others for years, – – will want to donate here to help with the celebration of her too-short life.” (more…)