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Jim Miller: An Appreciation

Jim Miller: An Appreciation   
In a city where self-promotion is the rule of law and of survival; that and connections, Jim Miller stood different.  He did have connections, in the literary world, but instead of using them for himself he used them to aid his students.
I understand that in New Orleans the first question you are asked upon meeting a person is “who ya people,” meaning what is your family lineage.  While the shade of your skin may tell one thing about you—your family name would tell another.

HPO Raze Application Report - June 23, 2015


Raze permit applications recently filed at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and/or submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for clearance are listed and/or posted on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402    (see June 23, 2015 entry under "Attachments"). HPO provides this announcement to supplement the required public notice of these applications.


Addresses included in this report:


Historic Landmark Nominations Received and Filed for Hearing

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing two historic landmark nominations:

300 12th Street SW – United States Department of Agriculture Cotton Annex (Bureau of Agricultural Economics) – Case 15-16  - ANC 6D

                        - nominated by United States General Services Administration (Center for Historic Buildings


 4304 Forest Lane NW – Dr. Ernest Hadley House - Case 15-07 - ANC 3D

               -nominated by Off Boundary Preservation Brigade


HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - June 25 and July 9, 2015


Greetings: The Agenda and Staff Reports related to this two-day hearing are posted on our website at:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/1075112 .  Please note that the hearing will skip the Independence holiday week concluding on Thursday, July 9.


Also Note: The following July 9 Agenda staff reports will post on June 26.



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