DC alleys and stables were the pulse of the city reflecting the ecology of urban change. Their stories reflect many lives and are living artifacts of 200 years of human experience in Washington. Reconstruction cannot possibly replace preservation. In 1990, all of the properties in Blagden Alley and Naylor Court were recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Adams Morgan-Columbia Area
If done well, homogeneous or thematic storefronts can be very effective in creating a sense of "belonging" and cohesiveness in communities without losing individuality.