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Wikipedia Description: Dupont Circle
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Dupont Circle is a traffic circle in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, P Street and 19th Street. The name is also given to the public park within the circle, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, which is bounded approximately by 15th Street to the east, 22nd Street to the west, M Street to the south, and Florida Avenue to the north.
Dupont Circle is served by a station of the same name on the Washington Metro Red Line; the entrances are north (Q Street) and south (19th Street) of the circle.
The area was a rural backwater until after the Civil War, when it first became a fashionable residential neighborhood. Some of Washington's wealthiest residents constructed houses here in the late 19th century and early 20th century, leaving a legacy of two types of housing in the historic district. Many of the grid streets are lined with three- and four-story rowhouses built primarily before the end of the 19th century, often variations on the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque revival styles. Rarer are the palatial mansions and large freestanding houses that line the broad, tree-lined diagonal avenues that intersect the circle. Many of these larger dwellings were built in the styles popular between 1895 and 1910.
One such grand residence is the marble and terra cotta Patterson house at 15 Dupont Circle (currently the Washington Club). This Italianate mansion, the only survivor of the many mansions that once ringed the circle, was built in 1901 by New York architect Stanford White for Robert Patterson, editor of the Chicago Tribune, and his wife Nellie, heiress to the Chicago Tribune fortune. Upon Mrs. Patterson's incapacitation in the early 1920s, the house passed into the hands of her daughter, Cissy Patterson, who made it a hub of Washington social life. The house served as temporary quarters fo ...More...
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DUPONT_140503_01.JPG: African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Blanche K. Bruce and Josephine Beall Willson Bruce Residence:
2010 R Street, NW
Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) and his wife Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (1853-1923), leaders of Washington's "artistocrats of color," lived here from 1890 to 1898. Born in Virginia, Blanche escaped slavery during the Civil War, attended Oberlin College, and became the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1874-1880), representing Mississippi. Later he was appointed DC recorder of deeds and register of the U.S. Treasury. Josephine helped found the National Association of Colored Women and the Book Lovers Club, which organized the city's first YWCA. After Blanche's death she served as lady principal of Tuskegee Institute.
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year: three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA in March; Nashville, TN in May, and Atlanta, GA in September), Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died (June), annual trip out west for San Diego Comic-Con (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles) (July), and Michigan for mom's tribute event (July).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.