Modern Snapshot: Southwest and Mies’ MLK Library
A couple of shots from Sunday.
Saint Augustine Episcopal Church, 1966, by Alexander Cochran of the Baltimore firm, C, S & D, Inc. Nice example of a saddle roof. Tiber Island apartment building (Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon) can be seen in the back.
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June 1, 2009
A Tour of Southwest
More than 50 years ago, Southwest D.C. underwent a massive transformation, representing the largest urban renewal project in U.S. history. The project covered 113 blocks, more than 450 acres and led to the relocation of more than 20,000 residents. Amid new development in the area, the question is how Read More >
October 14, 2008
D.C. Preservation League to Hold Trio of Modern Events
The D.C. Preservation League is holding a trio of modern-related events in the coming months. The League’s DC Modern Fall 2008 programming kicks off this Saturday (Oct. 4) with a walking tour, “Southwest DC: Renewal at Risk,” which will focus on the area’s urban renewal projects from the 1950s and Read More >
September 29, 2008
Southwest: Tiber Island and Carrollsburg Square
As part of the urban renewal efforts in Southwest during the 1960s, the Redevelopment Land Agency selected a design for a mix of middle-class housing in the form of high-rise buildings and townhomes connected by a web of open spaces by the local modern architectural firm of Keyes, Lethbridge and Read More >
February 18, 2008