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Raze Applications Received by HPO 01 15 2015


Raze permit applications recently submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for an administrative clearance are filed on the HPO website at the following abbreviated URL http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402 . See December 11th post. HPO provides this general public announcement because of the frequent neighborhood interest in raze applications.

 Addresses included in this report:

2252 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE (ANC 8A) – commercial building

Led Zeppelin Played Here - January 14 and 20, 2015

We start off 2015 with two screenings of Led Zeppelin Played Here to celebrate the 46th anniversary of when Led Zeppelin did/did not play the gymnasium of the Wheaton Youth Center in Wheaton, MD, in front of 50 confused teenagers on January 20, 1969, the night of President Nixon's first inauguration.

First screening is Wednesday, January 14 at the Avalon Theater in Washington, DC,
on Conn Ave right near Chevy Chase Circle (8PM)

History of the George Washington Statue in Washington Circle

Washington Circle is the westernmost of the many public spaces laid out in L'Enfant's plan for Washington City, and it was designed as a circle from the start. To the south in the early days was the low-lying area known as Foggy Bottom, a desolate, semi-industrial neighborhood. Little of the land to the north was developed. While many Washingtonians passed through the circle as they traveled along Pennsylvania Avenue between Georgetown and Washington, few stopped here.