In the 1980s-1990s Columbia Road was always a party for some. They'd drink and dance in the corner outside the laundromat, where, conveniently, there was a pay phone to hold a boombox or to call friends and invite them to the party. Drinking in the street wasn't frowned upon; it was largely ignored. One exception, the time I ran for reelection of ANC and spray-painted "no drunks" (a circle with crossbar, with "drunks" in the middle) signs in my single member district. I lost the re-election.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Alfredo was a vendor in Adams Morgan. He sold books and incense and other things. He was killed by gunshot one late night in February 1997, leaving behind seventeen children and one on the way. /Photo by Nancy Shia @nancy_shia
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Although this is not Adams Morgan, it is an old photo of something that happened regularly in DC.
Hare Krshna performs in front of Woodward & Lothrop's Department Store on F Street Northwest in 1974. The Washington Evening Star was a DC staple for news. /Photo by Nancy Shia
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ed Jackson was a long-time Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. Before that he was active as a founding member of the Adams Morgan Organization in the early 1970s. Below you will see him with many of the Adams Morgan community leaders of the past. /Photos by Nancy Shia All rights reserved.