So here’s a little break from Black Home Owners.
I noticed on Google Streetview this property on my old block is blocked. It’s just a blur. But here is what you’re missing.
Back when it was yellow.
It is probably blocked because the builders are throwing on a pop up and a bit of a pop back.
So when it is done. I wonder if it will be a fugly thing, of which there is a 50/50 chance. Or would it be an interesting addition.
The Darth Vader house, 1649 New Jersey Ave NW, is, interesting.
That little part that juts out at the front… that’s allowed now?
And yes, some of you are saying, ‘well that’s what you get for not being in an historic district.’ Remind me, Bloomingdale is a historic district and there are some monstrosities popping up and back on Quincy. And around the corner from Quincy on North Capitol, what’s all that going on? Also when the Wardman Flats (Sq. 519 4th, Florida Av, 3rd and R Sts) became historic the residents were not too thrilled about that.
Anyway, we’ll see. Which reminds me, people of Bates St., you have a history, and I’m going to write about it once I’m done with the Black Home Owners of the 1920 census. Do your pop ups, pop backs, and vinyl window replacing now before I provide the world with enough evidence for a historic anything application.