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Digital Archive #1:

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This is the former residence of Garnell “Baldie” Campbell.  It’s located next door to the New Community Church as described in S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda.  Aside from the security bars on the windows (which were most likely there when Baldie was around, either that or no one dared to mess with him) it doesn’t look like a former drug den.  The tight brickwork is similar to many other houses in the neighborhood, but this and a few of the neighboring houses don’t look as nice as some of the renovated houses on the street.  The porch out front is where Baldie spent his days looking out over his empire.  

 

Digital Archive #2:

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This is an example of how S Street has changed in the past few years.  Two decades ago, walking a group of day care children down this street would have been unthinkable due to the amount of violence that took place there.  Not only that, but they walked right past Baldies house and probably had no idea who once lived there.  It was an amazing contrast to the condition of the neighborhood during the time of S Street Rising.

 

Digital Archive #3:

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This large, glass building stands next to the Shaw-Howard metro stop.  A building such as this would have been unthinkable to construct on S Street in the past.  The construction replaced a park in the area in the early 2010s.  Inside houses the United Negro College Fund and Teach for America.  It’s ironic that a building for helping black youth probably gentrified an area to be built.  This is yet another stark contrast to the S Street of before.

 

Digital Archive #4:

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This archive is information on the value of Baldie’s house from homesnap.com.  It’s shocking to see the estimated value of the home to be $856,300 on S Street of all places.  The value of the townhouse shows one how drastically the neighborhood has changed.  This transformation can be seen in even greater detail when looking at the last sale price of $380,000 in 2006.  The area has been renovated to incredible levels, and this rise of prices easily explains the gentrification of the area over the past few years.

 

Digital Archive #5:

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This is a clipping from the classifieds section of the July 12, 1994 Washington Post.  Here one can see the name Garnell Campbell, also known as Baldie.  The date of its appearance coincides with the general timeframe in which he was arrested.  Due to his arrest the city would have seized his house which is evident here.  It’s also interesting to note the price it was being sold at ($394,000).  Much like the previous record, there is a large jump in value in the late 2000s, the value only increasing by $76,000 between 1994 and 2006.  This can put the rate of gentrification into perspective.

Annotated Bibliography 1

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“United States of America v. Garnell A. Campbell, Also Known As Baldie, Appellant, 72 F.3d 920 (D.C. Cir. 1995).” Justia Law. Justia, n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2016.

This citation provides background information on Baldie’s case.  The source gives a brief description of the trial including the presiding judges and the evidence that was displayed on trial.  Included in the evidence is a videotape from 1620 S Street NW, the house in which Baldie was arrested.  This address allows one to start to trace a map of the activities on S Street, including not only Baldie’s home, but his “workplace” as well.  The date of the trial and case identification could also prove useful, if in the future one needs to look up further information on either Baldie’s trial or use the information to provide a better description of the local, urban environment.  The title of the case also allows one to further research the court hearing from there and potentially gather more information on some of the locations mentioned on S Street.  This information can provide a deeper glimpse into the life of Baldie during his reign as kingpin of S Street.

 

“Addiction Battled Ambition For Reporter Caught In D.C.’s Crack Epidemic.” NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2016.

This source was a brief interview given by Castaneda about his time on S Street.  It gives a description of the neighborhood and provides details on its atmosphere.  It also talks about how Baldie respected the neighboring church and how he would take care of it like a home.  It mentions how Baldie died in prison which could be an entry point for the discovery of a death certificate which may provide more information on how Baldie lived.  One may be able to follow a path from his death to his life on S Street.