The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 3

December 31, 2020

It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 2

December 28, 2020

It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 1

December 24, 2020

It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

New Life for Holy Rood Cemetery

December 21, 2020

Holy Rood Cemetery, located on a hill above Georgetown, has new life. Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Georgetown University have recently completed the long-awaited restoration of this beautiful, sacred space.

Holy Rood was established in 1832 as Holy Trinity’s parish …

Q St. Skeletal Remains: Unanswered Questions

December 3, 2020

On the 3300 block of Q Street NW, assorted human skeletal remains of African Americans have been unearthed beneath Georgetown residents’ homes with curious frequency — in 2005, in 2012 and now again in 2020. The Metropolitan Police Department and …

Tennis, Anyone? Soon at Montrose Park

September 10, 2020

They’re done! The two brand-new, green-surfaced, hard-court tennis courts at Montrose Park. At least they look done. But they are not open yet. 

“An initial walk-through meeting with the contractor was held last week and a punch list was developed

D.C. Renaming Proposals Scrutinized

September 3, 2020

What do Hyde-Addison School, Stoddert School and Key School — as well as the Jackson Arts Center and Key Bridge Boathouse Center — have in common? Their names are on the chopping block, thanks to a D.C. commission on renaming …

Memorial Day Reflections — From The Georgetowner Archives

May 25, 2020

Here is a account of Memorial Day 2013 by our late colleague and writer Gary Tischler — Right Time, Right Place, Memorial Day Reflections.

Featured Property: Hidden Treasure in Capitol Hill

May 7, 2020

Frederick Douglass may not have slept here, but this carriage house on the Capitol Hill alleyway that now bears his name is one of three distinctive properties the famed orator and statesman once owned in this historic neighborhood. Jonathan Smith …

Park Service Approves C&O Canal Plan

February 27, 2020

The plan developed by Georgetown Heritage, the nonprofit partner of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, to “restore, revitalize and reimagine” the canal’s first mile, located in Georgetown, was approved by the National Park Service.

A Finding of No …