If Walls Could Talk / 13.02.2012

I thought it would be a good to branch out and do a on Eastern High School (check them out on Facebook) near RFK Stadium. It's a beautiful building at 1700 East Capitol St. NE, originally built in 1923. The original Eastern High School building was building in the 1890s at 7th and C St. SE. This past fall, they started a unique program of enrolling a new ninth grade class, growing the school by one class each year until this incoming class of 300 freshman graduates in 2015. So, the next "If Walls Could Talk" will be Eastern High School: The Pride of Capitol Hill. Also, I know the poll we're running is for the next "If Walls Could Talk," but I thought I could slide this one in before since it's a school and not a restaurant. I'm sure you won't mind ... and plus, Capitol Hill is underrepresented on Ghosts of DC.
This Day in History / 06.02.2012

Okay, this isn't a true "This Day in History," but since I'm such a Back to the Future fan boy, I thought it would be interesting to see what was happening in D.C. on November 5th, 1955 -- the date Marty arrives back in Hill Valley, after the Libyans kill Doc Brown (1.21 gigawatts!). I'll dig through the old Washington Post from that day and see what interesting (or banal) stories I can find from our city. By the way, November 5th, 1955 was a Saturday.