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PENNQT_090117_12.JPG: This photo was taken from the second floor of the City Museum of Washington DC.
PENNQT_090117_19.JPG: The Jersey barriers were put up for inaugural security reasons. We're about 10 blocks from the inaugural parade route up here.
PENNQT_090117_21.JPG: Jersey barriers are all around to create a perimeter for the expected inaugural crunch.
PENNQT_090118_02.JPG: Parking meters were marked in preparation of the inaugural parking restrictions.
PENNQT_090118_15.JPG: Inaugurale mobile billboard truck
PENNQT_090120_18.JPG: The line for the subway was still inching along from the inauguration itself, 90 minutes after the event.
PENNQT_090120_60.JPG: Sidewalk vendors with Obama stuff during his first inauguration
PENNQT_090221_23.JPG: Someone said that was Venus up there
PENNQT_090312_15.JPG: Ninth Street and Mt. Vernon Place, NW
The large office building opened in 1916 as the headquarters of the American Federation of Labor.When the 2.5 million-member organization moved in, it was the nation's largest and most powerful labor union. The building's design by Milburn, Heister & Co. symbolized the union's maturity and strength.
The AF of L's first president was London-born Samuel Gompers (1850-1924). Gompers immigrated to New York in 1863, became a cigar maker and, in 1875, president of Cigar Makers Union Local 144. When a number of unions formed the American Federation of Labor in 1886, they elected Gompers president. He remained president until his death. A memorial to Gompers is nearby at Tenth Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The AFL-CIO relocated to 16th Street in 1956, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitters Industry took its place here.
PENNQT_090323_19.JPG: I remember the old bank building having been a dance club for awhile. I guess that didn't work out.
PENNQT_090323_42.JPG: I'd photographed them working on this building a few months earlier
PENNQT_090329_02.JPG: This swinging stop light caught my eye. After making sure the driving hazard had been reported (it was swinging over one of the driving lanes), I watched several police cars drive by without stopping. It was fixed eventually, hopefully without actually hitting the ground.
PENNQT_090329_23.JPG: The view from the portrait gallery steps
PENNQT_090426_30.JPG: The FBI building is in the center of this picture
PENNQT_090426_48.JPG: The second-to-the-left building is the Bicentennial Building, which was where I worked when I first came to DC. It was part of the International Trade Commission.
Wikipedia Description: Penn Quarter
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Penn Quarter is a neighborhood in the East End of Downtown Washington, D.C. north of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Its boundaries are not well established, but they appear to extend along F Street NW from 5th to 10th Streets, and approximately H Street on the north where Penn Quarter abuts or partially overlaps with Chinatown. Penn Quarter is southeast of the Metro Center shopping district. Penn Quarter has been rejuvenated over the past several decades, stimulated first by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) and later, following the recession in the 1990s, by the Verizon Center, a sports, concert and event arena that opened nearby at 7th and F streets in 1997 as the MCI Center. Penn Quarter now boasts a variety of entertainment and commercial establishments including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and contemporary art galleries. The area is also home to a popular farmers market and several food, wine, art, and culture focused festivals.
Penn Quarter's initial growth occurred under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation whose Pennsylvania Avenue Plan called for a mixed-use neighborhood. It was to include residences, offices, theaters and other cultural venues, retail, hotels, and restaurants in both new and renovated buildings framing new parks and plazas. Revitalization started with a number of developments west of the FBI Building to 15th Street, most significantly the renovation of what today is the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, and the creation of new parks and plazas, including Pershing Park, Freedom Plaza, and the Navy Memorial. Market Square, The Pennsylvania, and the former flagship store of Lansburgh's department store on 7th Street were at the forefront of the revitalization efforts east of the FBI Building beginning in the mid-1980s. The nearby Verizon Center, which opened in 1997, stimulated the revitalization of adjacent blocks to the north and east and the Penn Quarter neighborhood to the south.
Gallery Place at Night
Penn Quarter is home to many restaurants, cultural, and entertainment venues in Washington, D.C. On Thursday afternoons in spring, summer, and fall, the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter farmers market is open on 8th Street, just south of E Street. The Newseum is located at the intersection of 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The building also includes offices and television studio space, The Source restaurant by Wolfgang Puck, and the Newseum Residences, an apartment rental community. The neighborhood is served by a variety of recreational and entertainment facilities including seven theaters, Lucky Strike bowling and several exercise clubs. Other neighborhood amenities include several coffee shops and a teahouse / restaurant on 8th Street; three salons with day spas; Penn Quarter Sports Tavern; the nearby Landmark E Street Cinema, which screens independent films; Regal Theater; and shops selling clothing, jewelry, ice cream, and books, among other things. Over the past thirty years the neighborhood has transformed from a sleepy, nondescript part of downtown into a vibrant 24-hour residential and commercial community.
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