JF Cook slated to close again

Originally uploaded by In Shaw

Bloomingdale (for now) has a nice little map of the schools slated to close. One of them is Cook in the TC on P Street. Now jog my memory wasn’t Cook in danger a few years back of closing because of low enrollment, but was saved?
If the Cook school closes the thing that worries me (since I don’t have kids) is that this will be another DC owned hulk of property that will slowly deteriorate with disuse. The building seems quite fine, but there is a sad looking Langston school building across the street, that needs something before it is too far gone, and the slightly not so bad Slater. Armstrong down the street is in the process of getting fixed, but it has been in the process of getting renovated for years.
Having it remain as a functional school does one thing that I can think of that benefits the neighborhood and that is to keep it from being a nuisance property. There are a ton of other uses the building could serve but knowing how slowly DC government acts on things and occasionally picks things that draw a long torturous fight (social services functions), history isn’t on the side of anything good coming from a closing.

St. George’s on U Street Christmas Bazaar


I’m seeking your support of the Annual Christmas Bazaar being sponsored by the St. George’s Episcopal Church Women. It will be held at the church, 2nd and U Streets, NW between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on Saturday, December 1st.

I knitted an afghan which will be in the silent auction and I’ve prepared a variety of baked goods which will be for sale…perfect for gifts or to enjoy before the Christmas holiday.

There will be cooked food available and so you can plan to have lunch, an early dinner…or take it home for a later dinner.