Built Environment Introduction: The Evolution of U Street Entertainment

U Street has been an entertainment hub of Washington D.C. for almost one hundred years, evolving from a mostly black community to a diverse scene for D.C.’s nightlife. While much of the area has been taken over by new apartments and stores, a few relics of the past still stand tall on the street. The […]

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Finding A Melody in the Medium: An Evolution of How D.C. Listens to Music

Professor Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “The medium is the message,” in his 1964 book, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man and, while music has been an influential medium throughout time, the way we listen to it has become more of its own medium every day (“The Medium”). With so many ways to access our […]

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Built Environment Analysis Bibliography

Background: Boese, Kent. “Then and Now: Lincoln Theatre – Greater Greater Washington,” April 27, 2009. http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/2147/then-and-now-lincoln-theatre/. Boese aims to show the structural differences of the Lincoln Theatre between its initial building in 1921 and the publishing of the article in 2009. He outlines some of the history of the building as well, giving context for […]

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Lincoln Theatre: A Nocturnal Vintage Gem in a Sunny Urban World

U Street seems like an unusual spot for a theater. Sure, the surrounding area’s recent urbanization hosts a slew of restaurants and hipster hot spots, but much of the area is still home to locally owned shops and uniformed rows of apartments. With the sounds of construction coming from across the street, you can tell […]

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Digital Records: The Lincoln Theatre Artifacts/Signs

A schedule of the upcoming events is posted in the windows on either side of the theatre. The list is probably rotated fairly regularly since it only spans four months worth of events. A major highlight of the Lincoln Theatre is the huge sign on its right side that says “LINCOLN”. The sign is a […]

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