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‘Mayor for Life’ Statue Slated Honoring Marion Barry Jr

Jul 6th, 2017 | By

early three years after his death, the legacy of former District Mayor Marion Barry Jr. will be commemorated with an eight-foot statue in the heart of the city. The bronze statue of the “Mayor for Life” will be placed outside of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest next March, the same month as his
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Stolen Streetcar Taken on Joy Ride

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
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Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities. (Photo courtesy of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Twitter page) WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Ben’s Chili Bowl unveiled a new mural Wednesday afternoon that reflects several of DC’s most prominent African-American leaders and celebrities. Included in the mural, called “The Torch,” are images of President Barack Obama, First
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Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952 Tom Sep 14, 2012 Old Ads & Classifieds 2 comments Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952. 3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement – 1952 (Washington Post) According to Zillow, this home is now
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Shots End Alexandria Saloon Brawl

Jun 16th, 2017 | By

The sub headline for this article was “Walter Bryant Hurls Beer Bottle and Edward Bryant Uses Pistol.” Who do you think won that fight? We dug up this wild article in The Washington Post, printed on April 24th, 1908. Three days later, the 1908 Summer Olympics were held in London. Yes, the games took much longer
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