Posted tagged ‘neighborhood profiles’

Historic Neighborhood Groups — North Capitol Citizens’ Association

February 24, 2015

The next historic neighborhood civic group we’ll feature from the 1940s is the North Capitol Citizens’ Association. In looking at the map it appears to cover  the Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Stronghold neighborhoods. In reading the article, I was particularly drawn to the article’s heading declaring that the association wanted better facilities at intersections rather than more parks. The article was originally published in the Washington Post on November 7, 1940.

North Capitol Citizens map

North Capitol Citizens article

Historic Neighborhood Groups — Bradbury Heights Citizens’ Association

February 23, 2015

The next historic neighborhood civic group featured from the 1940s is Bradbury Heights in SE. The article was originally published in the Washington Post on October 3, 1940.

Bradbury Heights map

Bradbury Heights article

Historic Neighborhood Groups — Trinidad Citizens’ Association

February 20, 2015

Getting back to the series on historic neighborhood civic groups from the 1940s, today’s article from the Washington Post focuses on the Trinidad Citizens’ Association in NE. The original article was published on November 26, 1940.

Trinidad Citizens map

Trinidad Citizens article

Historic Neighborhood Groups — Arkansas Avenue Citizens’ Association

February 4, 2015

Keeping the series on historic neighborhood civic groups from the 1940s going, today’s article from the Washington Post focuses on the Arkansas Avenue group in NW. The original article was published on October 2, 1940.

Arkansas Avenue Citizens Assoc map

Arkansas Avenue Citizens Assoc article

Do You Enjoy Living in the Park Morton Neighborhood?

May 31, 2013
The Park Morton neighborhood in the 2013 WDCEP Neighborhood Profiles publication.

The Park Morton neighborhood in the 2013 WDCEP Neighborhood Profiles publication.

If you live within a half mile radius of 640 Morton Street, NW, the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) thinks you live in the Park Morton neighborhood, at least according to their 2013 Neighborhood Profiles publication (see full listing here). Sadly, like last year, when it comes to the Park View community the Washington DC Economic Partnership again missed the mark and got everything wrong. Last year, when they released their 2012 profiles, they completely erased Park View from the publication. After meeting with the WDCEP folks last year, they corrected the mistake by including Park View in the Petworth/Park View listing since its focus area radiated out from the Georgia Avenue Metro station.

This year, WDCEP has again included Park View in the Petworth/Park View heading of that section … but the entire profile promoting the area only describes and highlights Petworth. It seems to me that its time for WDCEP to straighten this out once and for good. The Petworth neighborhood profile does not need to include Park View in the heading since nothing in the profile is about Park View … and as there is no such neighborhood as Park Morton, simply correct that heading to Park View and, as the profile does, promote the Park View neighborhood.


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