Here’s a fun little neighborhood tidbit from July 26, 1949. Apparently the burglar alarm gas system was accidentally set off at the old City Bank located at 3608 Georgia Avenue (click image for story) causing discomfort for both staff and customers. The bank was located where E.L. Haynes is currently, and became part of York Haberdasher in 1965.
Posted tagged ‘Random Observations’
Probably not a similar case as that of a large, heavy item rolling away from its intended location. This dusty, antique player piano was discovered on Sunday, April 29 on the east side of Warder Street just north of Columbia Road. I suspect this was free for the taking, but it also appeared to need significant repairs.
DC Street signs have been receiving a
face lift font update since January 2012. Signs previously rendered in all capital letters will now be rendered in mixed case, following a new federal design standard. The update is meant to make the street signs more legible.
Here are some in southern Park View. In comparing the new signs against the all caps versions, it appears that low-hanging letters – like the Y in KENYON – show up better as ALL CAPS, compared to what could be mistaken as “Kenvon”.