Day 17: My Hometown – Q Street / Dumbarton Bridge

I’m still playing catch up for the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Last week’s My Hometown letter was “Q”. I already knew that I was going to do the Dumbarton Bridge. You may be asking how does that relate to the letter Q, well it’s on Q Street and it’s quite often referred to as the Q Street Bridge. Haha pretty slick, huh?

I drive across this bridge quite regularly and have never really taken the time to soak it in, but then again it’s pretty difficult to do when driving in rush hour traffic.

The bridge was designed by Glenn Brown and constructed between the years of 1914 and 1915. It was built to connect Georgetown and the quickly growing Kalorama neighborhood (Dupont Circle). However, there were a couple of problems that had to be dealt with: Continue reading

Day 5: E is for Eastern Market

This is day 5 of the Blogging A to Z Challenge.

This is Eastern Market

For nearly 140 years Eastern Market has been an important part of the Capitol Hill community. It has been a neighborhood market and gathering place for residents of the DC Metro area. Designed by Adolph Cluss, Eastern Market was completed in 1873.

Plagued by declining attendance after World War II and supermarket wars, Eastern Market was about to be closed when residents rallied behind it and in recent years it has seen a resurgence in vendors and patrons.

Eastern Market facade with vendors outside

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