Duke Zeibert in his heyday:
Thank you for calling Duke Zeibert's Restaurant. Duke Zeibert speaking. ☎️ It's #NationalTelephoneDay and we're fantasizing that one of Zeibert's famous clients..., like J. Edgar Hoover, Larry King, or even President Johnson, is on the other end of this call. Photograph from the David George "Duke" Zeibert Collection (CHS 12621 B01). #dchistory
"Before this corner was home to the MCI Center, and later to the Washington Capitals as the Capital One Arena and the Verizon Center, the space was occupied by Bargaintown D.C. and other stores. Without a doubt, this area in the Chinatown neighborhood was a bustling section of the city in 1972."
We're #ALLCAPS today! Before this corner was home to the MCI Center, and later to the Washington Capitals as the Capital One Arena and the Verizon Center, the s...pace was occupied by Bargaintown D.C. and other stores. Without a doubt, this area in the Chinatown neighborhood was a bustling section of the city in 1972. Photograph from the Miriam E. Johnson photograph collection (JO 0169) #LetsGoCaps #Game6 #dchistory
Looks like Shine of the Immaculate Conception has decided to develop this lot without razing the Corcoran gatehouse:
Grassroots activism works! Yesterday the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception WITHDREW its raze application for the Harewood Gatehouse (pict...ured). The owner agreed to the landmark nomination being listed on the consent calendar before the Historic Preservation Review Board on May 24th. That means there is no opposition to the designation and protection of the site.
DCPL filed a landmark nomination for this historic second empire building last year, after it was threatened with demolition. We shared the news on Facebook. Dozens of you shared, commented, and most importantly, wrote letters to the owners and the Historic Preservation Review Board to oppose demolition of this significant historic resource. Your vocal opposition to destroying William Corcoran’s c. 1857 gatehouse was critical in changing the owner’s mind about demolition. Thank you for your activism and support - keep making your voices heard so we can secure favorable outcomes for other threatened resources.
This building was originally the gatehouse for William Corcoran’s 191-acre Harewood Estate. It is the only remaining structure from the country retreat. The two-story stone building was designed by architect James Renwick with an irregular plan. The unappealing addition visible here was constructed in 1968.
"DC area phone workers at Uline Arena where they joined their co-workers across the country in a four-hour union meeting, marking the first nationwide strike against Ma Bell - 1945":
DC area phone workers at Uline Arena where they joined their co-workers across the country in a four-hour union meeting, marking the first nationwide strike against Ma Bell - 1945.
Street signs are not quite legible, but I'll bet that car gets us a date - where and when are we?
UPDATE: Suitland Parkway & Stanton Rd., SE, likely sometime in the early-mid 70s. Thanks to everyone who helped, especially Robert Stokes, who nailed it out of the gate.
"The Anacostia Delta Band, which includes [Danny] Gatton's old rhythm section (John Previti and Barry Hart) lay down regional guitar sounds from then and now and remind audiences why these guitar masters are so adored."
Sursum Corda, 1971:
A new DC Public Library podcast relevant to our interests! Mike Tramonte, son of one of The Bayou's owners, shares his memories growing up + working in Georgetown: