Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dupont Circle House Tour Sunday October 16, Noon - 5 PM

Image: Woman's National Democratic Club, from Wikipedia.

From email:

This year’s Dupont Circle Citizens’ Association House Tour will be held on Sunday, October 16, from 12pm to 5 pm. The Tour follows a meandering route through the areas just east and north of Dupont Circle, and provides access to over a dozen wonderful sites, including many turn-of-the-century town homes, a 2-story condominium, and visits inside the International Student House and the Woman’s National Democratic Club.

In addition to the wonderful homes, the Dupont Circle 2011 House Tour also includes something special – musical performers at many of our sites. A variety of volunteers have generously agreed to showcase their music, creating a wonderfully cultured ambiance as you tour the homes. A sample of the performers you will hear includes classical flutists, contemporary piano soloist, jazz trio, and classical string quartet.

The House Tour is the major fund-raising event of the year for the Dupont Circle Citizens’ Association, with proceeds going toward neighborhood activities and charitable contributions to benefit the entire Dupont Circle community, including Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Clean Teams for Dupont Circle Park, Ross Elementary School, Charlie’s Place and Whitman Walker Clinic, Art-on Call, and the 17th Street Arts Festival. So… don your walking shoes and experience this year’s Tour as it cuts a swath through 12 square blocks of Dupont Circle!

Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 on the day of Tour, and provide admission to all sites and afternoon Tea. The Tea is served this year at the Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
The Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) was established in 1922, and has presented the House Tour every year since 1968. Members of the DCCA work together in an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the residents of Dupont Circle. First settled 125 years ago, Dupont Circle is an in-town, urban neighborhood, which contains major residential areas, foreign embassies, renowned museums, and 14,000 of the friendliest and most interesting people in Washington.

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