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3125 M Street, NW photo by dccitygirl (alley between Levain Bakery/Irish Pub) “Georgetown is particularly special given Emad and his family are long-time DC residents.”

From a press release:

“On July 20th, the Bring Our Families Home Campaign, a campaign led by family members of Americans wrongfully detained or held hostage abroad, will be unveiling a public mural in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The mural, designed and installed by Iowan artist Isaac Campbell, will use the wheat paste technique to capture the faces of 18 Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad. Read More


photo by Austin Graff

“Dear PoPville,

On Thursday, mural being painted on New York Avenue near the overpass. I think it was once a bell tower?”

We used to get this question like clockwork but were last asked back in 2019.  We’ve previously learned that this is a ventilation shaft for the 395 highway tunnel below. The artist responsible for the awesome mural, Val E. Lewton, passed away in 2015.

Others have commented that: “It’s been known unofficially for years as the Nixon Memorial.”

The flip side: Read More


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