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 Washington DC (southwest) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southwest DC is the southwestern quadrant of the city, located south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol Street.
Southwest is part of Pierre L'Enfant's original city plans and includes some of the oldest buildings in the city, including the Wheat Row block of townhouses, built in 1793, and Fort McNair, which was established in 1794.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Southwest experienced significant urban renewal, which left it with a large concentration of office and residential buildings in the brutalist style that was then popular.
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 Washington, D.C. hardcore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington, D.C. had the most prolific and blatantly political hardcore punk scene in the United States during the 1980s.
See also: Music of Washington D.C. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%2C_D.C._hardcore"
Most bands that existed during the early '80's in Washington lasted only a few years, partially due to the interesting fact that the scene was made up of many children of bureaucrats that were either fired by new administrations or promoted to government positions elsewhere.
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 Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of Washington, D.C. is based on the coat of arms borne by the English ancestors of George Washington.
The Washington area was the target of at least one of the four hijacked planes in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
At the peak of the violent crime wave, in the early 1990s, Washington, D.C. was known as the murder capital of the U.S. The number of homicides peaked in 1991, with 482 in that year.
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 Washington, DC article - Washington, DC capital United States America suburbs metonym constituents Washington - What-Means.com
Washington, DC, officially the District of Columbia (also known as DC ; Washington ; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America.
The population of Washington, as of the 2000 census, is 572,059.
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its southwest side, and a small part of its northwest one) and Maryland (on its southeast and northeast sides, and most of its northwest one); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River both upstream and downstream from the District.
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 Shaw, Washington, DC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shaw is a neighborhood in central Washington, D.C. It is roughly bounded by M Street NW to the south; 16th Street NW to the west; U Street NW and Florida Avenue NW to the north; and 4th Street NW to the east.
The 1968 Washington, D.C. riots marked the beginning of a decline in population and development that would condemn much of the inner city to a generation of economic decay.
Shaw thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the pre-Harlem center of African-American intellectual and cultural life.
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 Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its western side) and Maryland (on its southeast, northeast, and northwest sides); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River's southern shore both upstream and downstream from the District.
The George Washington University, founded by an act of Congress in 1821, is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital with its main campus in Foggy Bottom and its Mount Vernon campus in the Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington.
Despite the declining trends, Washington D.C. crime rates (2005) remain among the highest of U.S. cities, and it was most recently ranked as the 13th most dangerous city in the nation.
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 Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its southwest side) and Maryland (on its southeast, northeast, and northwest sides); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River's southern shore both upstream and downstream from the District.
The George Washington University, founded by an act of Congress in 1821, is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital with its main campus in Foggy Bottom and its Mount Vernon campus in the Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington.
Washington's climate is subtropical with some variations between summer and winter, although it is moderated by its proximity to the coast, making its climate more moderate than cities at a similar latitude further inland.
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 Science Fair Projects - Washington, DC
Washington formerly had other District routes in addition to DC Route 295, signed using a modified U.S. Highway shield ( a 1942 photo), but these are long-gone.
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its southwest side, and a small part of its northwest one) and Maryland (on its southeast and northeast sides, and most of its northwest one); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River both upstream and downstream from the District.
Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C. Washington ; the Nation's Capital ; the District ; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America.
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 Takoma Park, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city of Takoma Park is just northeast of Washington, D.C. at latitude 38°59' North, longitude 77°0' West.
Takoma Park is an ethnically diverse city, with a large proportion of the population being recent immigrants.
The Takoma Park community (as distinct from the actual incorporated area) spills over the D.C. Maryland line into the Takoma neighborhood of the District, but the part inside the District is politically separate from the City of Takoma Park and not given an official identity within the District of Columbia.
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 Washington, DC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington, DC is the most common way to refer to the District throughout the rest of the United States and the world.
Washington D.C. Major League Baseball Franchise (the former Montreal Expos, who will start play in 2005).
Washington was an important center in the genesis of punk rock in the United States.
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 National Mall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Mall refers specifically to the land stretching from the grounds of the Washington Monument to the United States Capitol directly to the east.
The National Mall is an open-area public park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.
The Washington Monument is visible in the background, with the green dome of the National Museum of Natural History reaching above the trees to the right.
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 Music of Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington is known for its contribution to hardcore punk rock, particularly bands like Minor Threat and Bad Brains and Dischord Records, but it had a vibrant musical community prior to hardcore's arrival with bands like the Razz, Slickee Boys and Penetrators putting out records on local independent labels like Limp, O'Rourke, and Dacoit.
The music of Washington D.C. is known for two primary scenes, hardcore and associated derivatives and a hip hop-dance music hybrid called go go.
The US Marine Band, which is based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest musical group in the United States (formed in 1798, before the city was even founded).
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 Chinatown, Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinatown in Washington, DC is a small, historic neighborhood east of downtown, in the present day consisting of a handful of ethnic Chinese and other Asian restaurants and small businesses along H and I Streets between 5th and 8th Streets, Northwest.
The Chinatown area was formerly populated by German immigrants; it is coincidentally the modern home of the Washington branch of the Goethe-Institut.
A peripheral section was torn down for the construction of the old Washington Convention Center at 900 9th St NW; the city constructed the Wah Luck House at 6th and H Streets, NW, to accommodate the displaced residents in 1982.
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 Brookland, Washington, DC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington, DC, historically centered along 12th Street NE.
Brookland was also home to the playwright Jean Kerr and her playwright/critic husband Walter Kerr who taught at nearby CUA.
Although there was some hostility directed at early black integration of the neighborhood, by the middle of the century, Brookland had developed into a neighborhood fairly integrated among economic classes and races.
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 Brentwood, Washington, DC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Brentwood, Washington, D.C. Brentwood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, DC and is named after the Brentwood Mansion built in the area in 1817 by
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA), the principal public transit operator in metropolitan Washington, D.C. and is home to Gallaudet University.
Robert Brent, the first mayor of Washington City.
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 Woodridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Woodridge is also a neighborhood in Washington, DC.
Woodridge is also an electoral division for the Parliament of Queensland.
Woodridge is the name of some places in the United States of America :
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 Washington, D.C. - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
First, the city of Washington and its suburbs may be referred to as "the Washington area" but never simply "Washington," and residents simply use "DC" for the metro area in contrast with "the District" for the city of Washington.
DC stands for District of Columbia, as a former resident of the city, it was always "D.C." as taught in school growing up.
Washington was definitely influenced by Paris, but I'd suggest that this comes a lot more from the later 19th century, when most of the current city was actually built, than to L'Enfant.
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 Washington, D.C. - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
First, the city of Washington and its suburbs may be referred to as "the Washington area" but never simply "Washington," and residents simply use "DC" for the metro area in contrast with "the District" for the city of Washington.
DC stands for District of Columbia, as a former resident of the city, it was always "D.C." as taught in school growing up.
Washington was definitely influenced by Paris, but I'd suggest that this comes a lot more from the later 19th century, when most of the current city was actually built, than to L'Enfant.
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 Washington, DC
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its southwest side, and a small part of its northwest one) and Maryland (on its southeast and northeast sides, and most of its northwest one); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River both upstream and downstream from the District.
Washington, DC, officially the District of Columbia (also known as DC; Washington; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America.
The population of Washington, as of 2003 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, is 563,384.
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 Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington, D.C. is first and foremost a company town, the company being, of course, the federal government.
The only native DC music genre is go-go, a post-funk, percussion-driven flavor of RandB that blends live sets with relentless dance rhythms (that "go and go and go.") The most accomplished practitioner of go-go was DC bandleader Chuck Brown, who brought go-go to the brink of national recognition with his 1979 LP Bustin' Loose.
If Washington, D.C. were considered as a state, it would rank last in area behind Rhode Island, 50th in population ahead of Wyoming, and 36th in Gross State Product, ahead of 15 other states.
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 DC Metro Blogmap.
The most bloggish stations thus far are Vienna, Dupont Circle, and Silver Spring.
Welcome to the incredibly spiffy map where you can find bloggers in the D.C. metro area, arranged by metro station.
If you're a blogger in the D.C. area who'd like to be listed, please email Maureen at reenhead AT gmail DOT com.
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 Washington Monument (National Park Service)
Washington remained ever mindful of the ramifications of his decisions and actions, for he was a consummate statesman.
Washington defined the Presidency and helped develop the relationships among the three branches of government.
Alone among the Founders of the United States George Washington earned the title "Father of his Country" in recognition of his leadership in the cause of American independence.
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 The Mall (Washington, DC) Information - TextSheet.com
The Mall in Washington, DC is an open area of gardens, fountains, trees, flower beds, and monuments used by the American public in assemblages for recreation, for cultural development, for protests, and for escape from the urbanization of the nation's capital.
The Mall, in combination with all the other attractions in the Washington metropolitan area, makes the nation's capital city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Other attractions are nearby: the Postal Museum, the American Art Museum, the Sackler Gallery, the African Art Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Botanic Gardens, the Old Post Office, Ford's Theater, the National Theater, the National Archives, and other places of interest.
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 The Mall, Washington, D.C.
The Mall, Washington, D.C. The story of the Mall is the development of a particular space at the symbolic and economic center of the nation's capital.
The naturalistic, picturesque gardens planted on the Mall in the latter half of the nineteenth century were meant to affirm the refinement of slaveholding society and to offer a pastoral retreat from the "wilderness of bricks."
However, the first large-scale federal development of the Mall, modelled after Andrew Jackson Downing's plan in 1851, bore little resemblance to L'Enfant's plan and can be read as a response to the twin crises of slavery and secession, and to growing anxiety over urbanization.
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1990s, Washington DC was known as the murder capital of the U.S. The number of homicides peaked in 1991, with 482 in that year.
Washington, DC, was created to serve as the national capital from its inception.
Washington formerly had other District routes in addition to DC Route 295, signed using a modified
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 Washington, D.C. - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
First, the city of Washington and its suburbs may be referred to as "the Washington area" but never simply "Washington," and residents simply use "DC" for the metro area in contrast with "the District" for the city of Washington.
Finally, I'll put a notice on the source page that it is being merged into Washington, DC Geography Section.
DC stands for District of Columbia, as a former resident of the city, it was always "D.C." as taught in school growing up.
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