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Life in the Neighborhoods of Washington, DC: Oral Histories

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Life in the Neighborhoods of Washington, DC: Oral Histories

This is the beginning of a series of oral histories, produced by DC LISC, about the people and neighborhoods of Washington, DC. The oral histories were completed with the support of the Meyer Foundation.

NEW - The Story Behind the Atlas Theater on H St. NE

Jane Lang, the woman behind the transformation of the Atlas Theater on H Street Northeast, tells the story of the building's transformation, the power of a community gathering place, how the arts can be the catalyst for economic development and how passion can guide philanthropy.

15 minutes: Listen here.

 

The Transformation of Meridian Hill Park The Transformation of Tivoli Square The Queen Visits Marshall Heights
17 minutes: Listen here. 11 minutes: Listen here.  4 minutes: Listen here.

 

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