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September 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EDT
Bloomingdale is a vibrant community of colorful rowhouses, apartments, and condominiums between Howard University and North Capitol Street, just south of the McMillan Reservoir. The historic rowhouses are so striking the Netflix political thriller “House of Cards” used them in its opening title sequence.
Teri Janine Quinn has been president of the Bloomingdale Civic Association for 10 years. She was originally drawn to the community because of its proximity to her D.C. office.
Where We Live | Bloomingdale in Northwest Washington
Bloomingdale resident Scott Roberts was one of those early residents. He bought his two-story Victorian-style rowhouse in 1992, during a particularly difficult time for the neighborhood.
“The neighborhood was drug-ridden, with open-air, out-in-the-open drug markets everywhere,” said Roberts. “Virtually all of the neighborhood retail spaces were untenanted in the early 1990s. Who would want to open up a business here?”