DC Preservation Legue Tour to hit Bates St.

From Jim:


On October 14, 2006, the D.C. Preservation League [DCPL] is holding its annual Wardman Row-House Tour. The bus leaves the National Building Museum at 10:00 a.m. and will drive through several neighborhoods in our area, including the Unit Block of Bates Street, N.W., to view our famous Wardman homes.

Since “company” will be coming to our neighborhood, Mary Ann Wilmer organized a recent effort to amend the tree-boxes in the Unit Block of Bates Street, N.W. Indeed, both she and her neighbors deserve major kudos for working together to pull off this major beautification initiative. I’m sure you have already noticed the beautiful chrysanthemums that adorn the tree boxes on this block. They are absolutely beautiful. It is really something how the introduction of these colorful plants to the environment has positively impacted the appearance of the block.

For those who are interested in participating in the tour, I commend the below information to you.


Jim Berry

Saturday, October 14, 2006
10:00am – 3:00 pm
Tour begins at the National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Judiciary Square Metro Station
Members $35; Non-Members $45
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Tour Schedule

10:00 (Site #1) Depart National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
10:15 (Site #2) N. Capitol & Bates St, NW – Philanthropic row house flats

10:25 (Site #3) 3rd St & Florida Ave, NW – Wardman row house flats

10:35 (Site #4) North Capitol St between Florida & Rhode Island avenues, Bloomingdale – traditional turn-of-the-century row houses.

2006 tour – Stops at 2200 block of 1st Street / Corner of 1st and NW for Wardman home tour