The immediate future of the MLK Library has students of D.C.’s past concerned
Sarah Shoenfeld was quoted as she researched the history of Bloomingdale.
“Washingtoniana is pretty essential for all the work that we do,” said Sarah Shoenfeld, a historian at Prologue DC, a company that prepares histories of District neighborhoods, companies and organizations. She’s currently researching Bloomingdale, as residents there work toward applying for historic district status.
“That sort of thing is happening more and more as old, intact rowhouse neighborhoods are feeling threatened by condos and pop-ups,” she said.
“Being able to really delve into the neighborhood history is important for writing the nomination.”