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Wikipedia Description: Atlas District
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The Atlas District (also known as the Atlas or the H Street District) is an arts and entertainment district located in the Near Northeast neighborhood of Washington, DC. It runs along the resurgent H Street Corridor from the outskirts of Union Station to the crossroads with Fifteenth Street, Bladensburg Road, and Florida Avenue. The name is not historical. It is part of a neighborhood branding campaign built around the revitalized Atlas Theater.
The area suffered economic setbacks after the riots following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination. The neighborhood began a resurgence after Joe Englert announced plans in the late nineties to transform this three block area with various bars and music venues. Examples of bars that he opened were: the Pug; the Red and Black; the Rock N Roll Hotel; the Bee Hive; the Olympic, a sports bar with pool tables; Dr. Granville Moore's Brickyard; and the Showbar. Additionally, the area has benefited from the economic resurgence that has affected most of the district since the turn of the 21st century.
The area is served by the X2 Metrobus. The city is building a streetcar system running up H Street from Union Station to Benning Road that would pass through the Atlas district; the streetcar is expected to open in late 2013.
The Atlas Theater, the district’s namesake, was originally built in 1938. It was converted into the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2001. The marquee and external appearance of the original movie theater were preserved, but the insides were completed replaced. The building now houses rehearsal and performance space for local performing arts groups, including the Capital City Symphony.
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2020_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (221 photos from 2020)
2019_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (2 photos from 2019)
2017_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (18 photos from 2017)
2016_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (20 photos from 2016)
2009_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (15 photos from 2009)
2008_DC_Atlas: DC -- Atlas District neighborhood (29 photos from 2008)
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2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year:
a quick trip to Florida.
two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA), and
my 10th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles).
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.