CALLBX_200912_01
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Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.

Dupont Circle
Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood

The first houses south and west of Dupont Circle were built mostly of brick or brick and sandstone using Queen Anne, Chateauesqe, Richardsonian Romanesque or Georgian Revival styles. The Queen Anne style building at 1400 21st St. has a splendid and unique keystone arch. On both sides of O St., as well as on the 1400 block of less-known Hopkins Place (1400 block), are turn-of-the-century houses that have been restored to their original condition.

Don't miss 2020 O St. (left), where James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark lived while serving as Democratic floor leader and sometimes speaker of the House. Clark ran against Woodrow Wilson for the Democratic nomination for President in 1912. Leading figures of both parties, including President Wilson, visited Clark here. The home is now part of a three-house inn.

Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.

Artist | Deena Gorland
DC native and Dupont Circle resident Deena Gorland has been a photographer since 1983. She holds a B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute. She feels that "photography is a magical medium that allows me to express myself and my world around me."
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