If you haven’t stumbled upon this yet, please do stumble. It serves as a cogent, architecturally-minded reminder of the crippling effect that Redevelopment had on this American city. Sites like this and Ghosts of DC are helping civilians dig into their collective past to learn from their forefathers’ triumphs and mistakes. Hopefully we can figure out the best ways to capitalize off of both.
I recently discovered this, which is perhaps my favorite blog in the world right now. Not only do the author/founder Tom and his cohort consistently dig up (and beautifully digitize) unbelievable relics of Our Nation’s Capital, but their commitment to cultural and historical geographies of the District and the outlying extremities is unparalleled. Every neighborhood has tagged posts that bear its name, not just the ones that tourists sneak through before retreating. It’s even given rise to a similar site for Baltimore, so fans of the charm city (this writer included) can get lost in that one, too.
Actual updates coming soon. It’s been quite a busy September around here.