Tag Archives: Washington

  • POMANDER WALK, Georgetown

    May 7, 2016

    There are some things your webmaster will never be vouchsafed such as the appreciation of hard liquor, the courage to drive a car or any other motor vehicle, and entering Pomander Walk (on the Upper West Side) and Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Such places are always locked behind gates when I am in the vicinity, […]

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  • WASHINGTON, DC FIRE CALL BOXES

    December 12, 2015

    Fire alarm call boxes were first installed in Washington, DC in the 1860s– around the same time they first appeared in NYC — and largely resembled and worked the same way as their NYC counterparts. Ornamental posts like this first appeared in the 1890s: Fire call boxes had a simple pole and protected light on […]

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  • GEORGETOWN RAILS

    February 9, 2012
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    The last time I was in DC (December 2007) I quite accidentally stumbled on these remaining streetcar rails on O and P Street in Georgetown. Looks like the city is on a street paving program, but according to this article in Greater Greater Washington, the stones and rails will be spiffed up and put back. […]

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  • THE AMERICAN MERIDIAN

    December 22, 2011

    This line in the Watergate area of Washington, DC, was used by USA mapmakers to divide the world into eastern and western hemispheres between 1848-1884. Thereafter, the USA accepted the meridian at Greenwich Observatory in the UK as the divider of latitude & longitude.

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