Thursday, November 05, 2015

WaPo Where We Live: "LeDroitPark is valuing the past and the present in Northwest D.C."

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LeDroitPark is valuing the past and the present in Northwest D.C.

November 5 at 10:40 AM


It’s one of Washington’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Dotted with quirky freestanding homes in a variety of styles, originally designed as a gated suburb and later the place to be for the District’s African American intelligentsia, LeDroit Park has always been unusual.
And now the Northwest neighborhood is finally getting its due — in more ways than one. Most obviously, the community (together with Bloomingdale next door) is the subject of a new Heritage Trail, one of the city’s self-guided walking tours developed by Cultural Tourism DC. History buffs can now wander the area’s streets and learn about its rich past from recently erected signs.

But in a broader sense, LeDroit Park is prominent these days in a way that it wasn’t even five years ago. After years of crime and stagnation, homes have been renovated, businesses have sprung up along the neighborhood’s edges and crime seems to have diminished. 
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