Monday, May 16, 2016

church congregations in and around Bloomingdale in 1948

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Bloomingdame@bloomingdame         
Love this map of Central Washington 1948. Churches, schools & Sylvan Theater marked.
9:41 PM - 15 May 2016


All Nations Baptist Church at North Capitol & Rhode Island Avenue NE is marked at Atonement Lutheran.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 2nd Street NW & Rhode Island Avenue NW is listed as Bethany Baptist.

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, currently at 1st & Rhode Island Avenue NW, is marked as Rhode Island Avenue Methodist.

The Medhane Alem Eritrean Orthodox Christian Church at 2nd & S Street NW is marked as Tabor Presbyterian.  Note that this church building has served a number of congregations over the years.

St. George's Episcopal Church is marked as St. George's Chapel Episcopal.

The church building at 205 V Street NW -- currently True Grace Church of Jesus Christ of the Pentecostal Faith -- is listed above as Mt. Bethel Baptist.

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  2. Look! Those crazy Save McMillan Park people defaced the map with a 'McMillan Park' label!

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  3. When I was doing a "pre-construction" survey of the Mount Bethel Baptist Church for the DC Water Tunnel Construction, so no one could claim a dime for damage caused by the digging. The DC WASA was covering itself, even though they used the church for their meetings, voting etc. The churches support numerous community activities from nursery school, to senior care and food, counseling and much more, but get no support from DC in return. DC govt. really happy to let these great buildings fall apart, and maybe get sold to developers, maybe.
    I asked the African American Trustees and Pastor how it seemed the community was discriminated against by keeping McMillan closed since 1941. They nodded, yup. Are we all proud of how the DC government treated its own citizens then and is colluding with massive corporate welfare abuse now, to help surplus, one might say "steal" the land for VMP?
    I just would love to see a show of hands, where are the VMP/Fontaine supporters? Where are the "Create McMillan" buttons, where are the lawn signs? Where is the testimony? I hear Rashida Brown testify all by herself at the City Council and Zoning but where are the rest of the supporters? How come Fontaine isn't "giving cover to elected officials", and defending Bloomingdale from " outside influences with a national agenda". Could Chair Mendelson be just blowing off community opposition when he says the community is divided, lets have a show of hands. Who wants to add 31,000 cars per day to the 38,800 currently clogging N. Capitol, and who wants 24,000 mass transit trips from McMillan Town Center to a non existent metro railstop? The Brookland-CUA Metro rail is one mile away, requiring 600 buses and shuttles a day to serve "The Monstrosity on Michigan Avenue". Great for the deadly risk we watch the EMS and Fire Trucks take hopping the median to reach "life saving" emergency rooms, but DC government do not care, it is your problem bloomingdale!

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  4. I'm a Bloomingdale resident that supports the project and am very excited to see its finally close to breaking ground. I don't feel the need though to wear a stupid button or put up a lawn sign.

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    1. Great see their are supporters far and wide in Bloomingdale and DC!

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  5. I'm not sold on every detail, but I support a multi-use development of the site, as I have for the 30+ years I've lived no further than a block from the filtration plant.

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  6. Another Supporter! The plan isn't perfect (as is everything in this world) but it's a good plan and a good development for DC! Thanks for voicing your support!

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  7. The VMP plan is so far from perfect that the words shouldn't be used in the same sentence. TheCommiss is lucky - he sold his condo before his former neighborhood turns into a commuter parking lot and his former street becomes a bus route.

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    1. Yes I did. And I still beleive it's a good plan and it will be built and you'll be right over at the grocery store and using the community center and pool!

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  8. Yes, lots of folks support a multi-use development of the site. But the monstrosity that is on the drawing boards could only have been drawn as a result of giving away this public property to developers without any competition whatsoever. There was never a competition of ideas. There was never a competition of designs. The Historic and Zoning boards somehow got themselves on record saying this project is inconsistent with historic and zoning guidelines, but nevertheless doing nothing to stop this well greased development with downtown-sized office buildings in an area not served by Metro. Harry Thomas Jr went to jail for accepting bribes from EYA (who have enjoyed other gifts of public property), while EYA, so cleverly, continues to be able to make profits by not having to pay market prices for land on which their developments are built.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/d.c.-investigators-had-early-shot-at-harry-thomas-jr.-scheme/article/2505331

    EYA and Jair Lynch have been saying that they will be breaking ground soon for many years. They want to create a sense of inevitability. One can understand their confidence. Just look at the parking garages blocking the views of the baseball stadium and understand this City could care less about design and doing things right. But, with the courts now involved, these developers should not be so confident that they will get away with the questionable actions undertaken to get to where they are today.

    This is what corruption looks like. It's ugly and Bloomingdale is about to pay dearly when an already strained neighborhood sees traffic volumes double with the enormity of this development project.

    Yes to multi-use. No to this corrupt process delivering something that does not fit in this neighborhood.

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    1. Thanks Paul, but arent you the one pushing to make McMillan the most expensive farm land in the WORLD!!

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    2. I was part of the community group in the 80s, when DC got the land from the Feds, asked to try to reach agreement on what to do with the property. We couldn't agree then, other than opposing having it be a site for the jail or a K-Mart. It would be really nice after all this time for something to finally happen

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    3. Finally something is happening that most can agree is a good plan!

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  9. No, TheComiss, you missed that one as well. I've never been in favor of turning McMillan Park/Olmsted's Walk into a farm.

    I see there's no shortage of exclamation marks up there in Massachusetts.

    This idea that we only have two choices, between doing nothing and doing "something" is another tactic from the current development team. A responsible City that cares more about its people and less about corrupt development deals would have had a competition of ideas and designs. Just look at the current design. It's what corruption looks like. It's big, ugly and all about maximizing square footage rather than being respectful of a special place overlooking the City.

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