East Shaw Survey (2.1 mb PDF file)

This historical survey of the area just east and right on the border of Shaw’s Truxton Circle is an extremely detailed report of the buildings and the history of the area written up by Kelsey & Associates. Those who own homes or property in the area should read the report as it advocates creating an historic district.


MONTHLY Meeting Notice


Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Monday, November 3, 2003

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Alcoholic Beverage Control License Renewals in the Neighborhood:

The licenses to sell beer and wine at two corner grocery stores in our neighborhood are currently up for renewal before the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration of the D.C. Government. Specifically, the stores in question are Bates Market, 301 P Street, N.W., and Steve’s Market, 1501 First Street, N.W., respectively. If there is a reason why you believe the license for either of these establishments should not be renewed for a two year period, please come to the meeting and share your concern(s) with

the group. In the alternative, you may call (202) 387-8520 to express your concern by telephone or you may transmit your concern in advance of the 11/3/2003

BACA meeting.



Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Howard University

re. their proposed Middle School for Math and Science

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

re. their interest in locating a field unit in Ward Five

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Meeting

Where: Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church

605 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Housing Needs for the City and Region:

Does the superheated housing market in Logan Circle contribute to

concentrated poverty in Ivy City?

A discussion with Margery Turner, Urban Institute

October 21, 2003

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 412

6:30 pm, Refreshments; 7 pm, Program

A new study led by Margery Turner shows a troubling trend in the rise in

concentrated poverty in certain D.C. neighborhoods. Evidence suggests that

displacement of poor families from strong housing markets in neighborhoods

like Logan Circle might contribute to the concentration of poverty in

neighborhoods like Ivy City. What are the implications of these trends for

housing policy in the City and region? Join us for a discussion with

Margery Turner as she presents her findings and considers strategies to

address current challenges. See Housing in the Nation’s Capital 2003,

prepared by the Urban Institute for the Fannie Mae Foundation at:



This effort builds on Ms. Turner’s earlier analysis on gentrification, and

how its negative consequences can be avoided if affordable housing is

preserved in areas facing high demand for homeownership. See: Leading

Indicators of Gentrification in D.C. Neighborhoods,


RSVP (attendance only): WRN, 202/667-5445, or e-mail:

staff@washingtonregion.net. This event is free of charge. For more about

WRN, see: www.washingtonregion.net


This event is second in a series of four on Housing for the City presented

by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN). The Fall

2003 WRN Forum Series: Housing for the City focuses on the critical issue of

affordable housing in the District of Columbia. The Washington Regional

Network for Livable Communities’ Forum program engages activists,

decision-makers, and business leaders in discussions of state-of-the-art

practices for accommodating regional growth and creating diverse, livable


This series is sponsored by the Enterprise Foundation and the Fannie Mae


October 20, 2003 — Garden Resources of Washington announces —


What kind of bulbs? A mix of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, etc.

How many can we have? Depends upon the area you plan to plant.

When should they be planted? As soon as possible.

When will they bloom? At different bloom times, ranging from early March to late May.

Who can get bulbs? Groups engaging neighbors, youth, adults, club members, etc. in community & youth garden projects at diverse locations such as: parks, schools, community facilities, nursing homes, public housing, etc. These can be located in any part of the city, but priority will be given to projects located on Capitol Hill and projects benefitting low-income city residents.

How do we get the bulbs? Contact GROW (see details below) to place a request and to set up an appointment for bulb pickup.

How do we plant bulbs? GROW will provide easy to follow soil preparation and planting instructions.

What if we don’t have funds for soil preparation or tools? GROW may be able to provide these materials. Contact GROW (see details below) for simple application information on getting this extra help.

How to contact GROW: E-mail grow19@aol.com or call 202-234-0591 (don’t stop by the office; the bulbs are not there!)





TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966



Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc.

North Capitol Collaborative, Inc.

North Capitol Area Business Association, Inc.

North Capitol Main Streets

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Forum

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N. E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Shaw House Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2003, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shaw is much more than just the neighborhood where the new Washington

Convention Center is located. Residents, businesses, and institutions have

been working for years to renovate 100-plus-year-old buildings, turning one

of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods into the place to be in Washington, DC.

Some of these outstanding architecture and interior design efforts have been

recognized with feature articles in the Washington Post and Metro Weekly.

Come discover some of DC’s best-kept secrets as you visit:

· One of the oldest churches in the District, and its “secret garden.”

· Three row houses that have been converted into a complex dedicated to

public service, including a remarkable chapel.

· A bed-and-breakfast in a former mortuary.

· A former run-down rooming house that now boasts marble floors and an

impressive collection of local artists’ work.

· A former lumber store converted into office space, featuring lots of

elaborate woodwork and skylights.

· And other newly-renovated homes filled with surprises.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the proud homeowners, entrepreneurs,

organizations, architects, designers, and developers that are helping to make

Shaw’s renaissance a reality. And also see some of the diamonds-in-the-rough

that still await restoration. Sponsored by Shaw Main Streets, Inc.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 on the day of the tour

To get tickets, mail a check (payable to Shaw Main Streets) to Shaw House

Tour, Shaw Main Streets, 614 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or at the

following locations:

Advance sale tickets will be available from Monday, October 6, 2003 to

Saturday, October 25, 2003 at:

City Museum of Washington, DC Gift Shop

801 K Street, NW


Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

City Living, DC Style! Expo

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Friday, October 24th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 26th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Alperstein’s Furniture

1015 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Warehouse Theater Café

1021 7th Street, NW


Monday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 8:00 AM to

10:00 PM

Miller Copying Service

1111 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crimpz, Inc.

1125 7th Street, NW


Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Modern Liquors

1200 9th Street, NW


Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

DC Guesthouse

1337 10th Street, NW

202- 332-2502

Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00 PM

Brian MacKenzie Infoshop

1426 9th Street, NW

Monday-Thursday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Friday, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday,

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop

1701 6th Street, NW


Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop

1026 U Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00PM

African American Civil War Memorial Museum Store

1200 U Street, NW

(202) 667-2667

Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Urban Essentials

1330 U Street, NW


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Thursday, 12:00 PM to 8:00

PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Maison 14

1325 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM;

Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles

1404 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Logan Hardware

1416 P Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday,

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Flowers on Fourteenth

1718A 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Garden District

1801 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday,

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Home Rule

1807 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On Sunday, October 26, 2003, tickets will only be available at Immaculate

Conception Roman Catholic Church, northeast corner of N and 8th Street, NW,

during tour hours, and at the City Living, DC Style! Expo at the Washington

Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.