The Culture of DuPont Architecture

Background: Black Cat Nightclub: History. http://www.blackcatdc.com/history.html. Accessed 10 Apr. 2017. In the historical background tab of the Black Cat Nightclub website, the author provides the foundation for the venue’s existence. Specifically, the area located in the “U Street corridor” was suffering from a lack of “good concert venues.” The owners, former DC band Grey Matter, […]

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The Striver’s Section and Dupont Underground

Method: Striver’s Section. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc49.htm. Accessed 20 Apr. 2017. In the article by the National Park Service, the author argues that the Striver’s Section of DuPont is one of the most important cultural sites for the Washington community. The neighborhood today is very diverse; however, it was originally an area founded predominantly by the African American […]

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Can the Good be Bad?

” To shut the doors and windows of consciousness for a while; not to be bothered by the noise and battle with which our underworld of serviceable organs work with and against each other; a little peace, a little tabula rasa of consciousness to make room for something new.” This excerpt comes from Freidrich Nietzsche’s […]

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UNMC

Universal Nationalist Memorial Church sits just on the corner of 16th street and S Street. The church is visible from the front stoop of the home at 1618 and other than the dog park located the opposite direction, is the closest public space for residents of the area. Churches are often very focused on creating […]

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