Friday, January 30, 2009

18th and Columbia

This is the intersection known as the "heart" of Adams Morgan.

To the left stands my old apartment building, the Melwood, and to the right, the SunTrust square. On Saturday mornings, local vendors set up and sell flowers and vegetables for several hours. Some of the weekend shoppers may have been there in August 1967 when the Ambassador Theatre stood on the same spot and Jimi Hendrix played much to the distress of frightened neighbors and merchants. The psychedelic stage closed down within six months.

And years before that, on January 28, 1922, the Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed under the weight of 28 inches of snow killing many but leaving to history stories of rescue and heroism.

And today, a bank, but tomorrow, maybe something different.

pic by Nancy.

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