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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
This is an example of why Historic Preservation is necessary
Look carefully at the middle building in this previously identical row
of 5 buildings on 8th Street NW