passing this on since i thought it looked fun:
The Neighborhood of Bloomingdale: A Hidden Jewel in the Middle of the City
NE DC Historical Society Sunday, August 13, 2006 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
at Crispus Attucks Park (Use the alley entrance at 1st & U Streets, NW.) Washington, DC 20001
1. Why is the Neighborhood Called Bloomingdale?
2. What was Bloomingdale like at the start of the 20th century?
3. The Past, Present, and Future History of the People and Places of Bloomingdale to include: Gage-Eckington Elementary School, Crispus Attucks Park, and McMillan Reservoir
4. Little known facts about Bloomingdale