Petworth / Brightwood Park (August 12, 2022)
If only every day was like this, Washington DC would be a far better place to spend the summer. With temperatures in the eighties and no humidity, it was very pleasant returning to the streets of Petworth and Brightwood Park.
As we have noted in prior postings, the neighborhood is primarily made up of row houses with a sprinkling of single family homes and small apartment buildings. Here are some of our favorites.
Some of the homes had quirky flourishes.
Petworth sports some pretty traffic circles. Grant Circle is named for Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States and the commanding general of the Union Armies in the Civil War. The circle has a tragic history. In 1906, while excavating a sand pit at the circle, sand banks caved in around several workers. James Major, an African-American worker, was buried in the sand and killed.
On the edge of the circle is Petworth United Methodist Church. The octagonal shaped Tudor Gothic style church was completed in 1916 and is said to patterned after the style of the period of John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
Along the way we passed some classic cars.
For the kid whose finances don’t run to a pink cadillac, there is alway a red shopping cart.
This in one of the most attractive lending libraries we have come across, complete with rooftop garden.