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.

“Located just north of Picnic Area #6 on Beach Drive NW, Miller Cabin in Rock Creek Park is the only remaining log cabin of its kind in the area. It was built by the poet Joaquin Miller in 1883 by Meridian Hill Park. The cabin was moved to its current location circa 1911 to give way to city development. Reportedly, NPS has plans to relocate the structure once again.”

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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.

“As the third oldest National Park established in the U.S., Rock Creek Park was molded by the two sons of Fredrick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park and is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Their vision was that “no matter how perfect the scenery of the park may be or may become, no matter how high it’s potential value, that value remains potential except insofar as it is enjoyed by large and ever larger numbers of people, poor and rich alike.” Thank you for leaving us such a treasure.”

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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.

“If you find yourself by 6th St. SE and Independence Ave SE, walking to Eastern Market, look for an alleyway that is called Browns Court. It is a delightful combination of rowhouses that were built circa 1908, renovated carriage houses, and modem condominiums.”

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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.

“One of the lesser known alleys in Washington, DC is F Street Terrace (originally known as Marks Court) on Capitol Hill. Along with Gessford Court (which I highlighted last week), F Street Terrace is one of the original alley dwellings in DC. Within this backstreet, there is a much smaller U-shaped alley that is known as Archibald Walk. You might have heard of Archibald Walk and its controversial treehouse a few years ago. Together, F Street Terrace and Archibald Walk make a beautiful little oasis right in the heart of Capitol Hill.”

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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.

“Through much of the 19th century and the early 20th century, Washington DC experienced a boom in alley dwellings. While the real estate developers were designing and constructing impressive homes for the wealthier residents, they were building much smaller structures in back alleyways with mostly no running water or electricity. As the city’s population rose, the poor and working-class people began living in these dwellings in large numbers. With a majority Black population, these alleyway neighborhoods created tightly-knit communities. Read More

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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.

Phari writes:

“This beautiful Italianate-style house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was once the home of Fredrick Douglas. The abolitionist, suffragist, orator, author, and statesman purchased this house when he first moved to Washington, DC in 1871. Douglas lived at 316 A. Street, NE until 1877, before moving across the river to the Anacostia neighborhood and the “Cedar Hill” house which is now a National Historic Site. Read More

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