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Happy Spring from Washington Walks!


Join us for a one-time-only walking tour of the historic Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.



"Inside the Real Southwest" Walking Tour

The Southwest Waterfront is often cited as the place where the urban renewal movement went wrong, where uninspired modernist architecture prevails, where you go to buy a bushel of blue crabs, and, most recently, where home mortgage company Fannie Mae decided not to locate. How much Southwest residents love their neighborhood, many because of the 1960s architecture, is seldom mentioned. Join Washington Walks for “Inside the Real Southwest,” a walking tour designed to provide both a human face and a “there’s no place like home” feeling to the public’s perception of what it means to live in Southwest. The walk will include interior tours of six Southwest DC residences, along with an opportunity for participants to chat with homeowners. Featured will be a townhouse in River Park Cooperative Homes designed by Charles Goodman, a home in Wheat Row, one of the oldest row houses in the city and now part of the Chloethiel Woodard-Smith designed Harbor Square Cooperative, a penthouse-like condominium at 700 Seventh Street, and one of the newest town homes in Southwest constructed by developer Eakin/Youngentob Associates in 2001. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to see inside one of Washington’s oldest buildings, the Thomas Law House. Now owned by the Tiber Island Cooperative, the Law House dates to 1795 and has paid silent witness to such historic events as the burning of Washington during the War of 1812 and the arrival of Union soldiers to defend D.C.’s Fort Stevens. A glimpse of the Southwest waterfront’s lively live-aboard community will be provided by the owners of the yacht Finished Business, where the walking tour will conclude.


“Inside the Real Southwest” will be held Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. The walk will last three hours and be given rain or shine. Cost $25 adults, $10 children 12 and younger. Reservations are required. Contact 202-484-1565 or info@washingtonwalks.com. Space is limited.


Proceeds from the walk will benefit the D.C. Preservation League. The walk is being given in conjunction with Preservation Month, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.



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819 G Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20024


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