Boese, Kent. Then and Now: The O Street Market. https://ggwash.org/view/2105/then-and-now-the-o-street-market. Accessed 19 Feb. 2017.
This article mentions how the building became a market and it is because Boss Sheperd destroyed the original Northern Liberty market and then, vendors selected the land of 7th and O Street to sell. Furthermore, it debates the architecture of the building and how at first it stable and then with time it tumbled after not only all the social dilemmas, but because of a blizzard, which caused the roof to collapse in 2003
I plan to use this article to support my claims and to look more into how the land was developed into the O Street Market and through the years see all the architectural changes and how they acquired more land to expand. This article is key to start my investigation on the real estate of the neighborhood and maybe this will help me find a linkage between what Marc Fisher discuses in his article about the community. Because as read in class sometimes the architectural appearance of places tend to form the behavior of a place.
Fisher, Marc. “O Street Market: Symbol of Violence Becomes a Marker for D.C.’s Resurgence.” Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/o-street-market-symbol-of-violence-becomes-a-marker-for-dcs-resurgence/2013/11/19/52012d2c-4ca9-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html. Accessed 19 Feb. 2017.
The article was written in 2013 and published by The Washington Post and it uses other articles published by them years before. It mentions the original O Street Market was abandoned, how the building has been bought by the City Market company and renovated to up bring the community in Shaw, and how with all the renovation and difference of people, whose neighborhood it is. I learned that in every corner of that neighborhood there were dealers and that the area of O Street was full of crime and that in March 31, 1994, a shooting occurred outside the market and eight people were shot including a toddler, FBI security guards, elderly women, and a fifteen-year-old kid was dead.
I plan to use this article because it recollects how the community that lived in Shaw felt in 1994 with all the drug war and in 2016 with all the renovations and development. The writer interviews Karen A’Vant, which is the mother of a victim of the shooting and she recalls how unsafe the neighborhood was, but still they were all a community and now she doesn’t live there, but when she visits it doesn’t feel the same and it’s because it used some a predominantly African-American neighborhood and know it is predominantly White and Latino neighborhood. I plan to search for many changes in the race and class that the community has gone through and this article give me a head start on that.