Dupont Circle

From Wikipedia): Dupont Circle stands out as a cosmopolitan jewel in DC’s distinctive collection of neighborhoods. With a famous traffic circle and fountain at its center, the Dupont Circle neighborhood has been a vital DC community since the late 19th century, and continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors of all ages. Knowledge seekers will have no trouble filling the day in Dupont Circle. The Phillips Collection, the country’s first museum of modern art, houses powerful paintings and fascinating exhibits. Dig with the explorers at the National Geographic Museum, learn about the 28th President at Woodrow Wilson House or the influential Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House.
During the 1870s and 1880s, mansions were built along Massachusetts Avenue, one of Washington's grand avenues, and townhouses were built throughout the neighborhood. In 1872, the British built a new embassy on Connecticut Avenue, at N Street NW.[11] Stewart's Castle was built in 1873 on the north side of the circle. By the 1920s, Connecticut Avenue was more commercial in character, with numerous shops.

The neighborhood declined after World War II and particularly after the 1968 riots, but began to enjoy a resurgence in the 1970s, fueled by urban pioneers seeking an alternative lifestyle. The neighborhood took on a bohemian feel and became popular among the gay and lesbian community. Along with The Castro in San Francisco, Hillcrest in San Diego, Greenwich Village in New York City, Boystown in Chicago, Oak Lawn in Dallas, Montrose in Houston, and West Hollywood in Los Angeles, Dupont Circle is considered a historic locale in the development of American gay identity. D.C.'s first gay bookstore, Lambda Rising, opened in 1974 and gained notoriety nationwide.[17] In 1975, the store ran the world's first gay-oriented television commercial.[18]

Gentrification accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and the area is now a more mainstream and trendy location with coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and upscale retail stores. Since 1997, a weekly farmers market has operated on 20th Street NW.[19]

 

From Wikipedia): Dupont Circle stands out as a cosmopolitan jewel in DC’s distinctive collection of neighborhoods. With a famous traffic circle and fountain at its center, the Dupont Circle neighborhood has been a vital DC community since the late 19th century, and continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors of all ages. Knowledge seekers will have no trouble filling the day in Dupont Circle. The Phillips Collection, the country’s first museum of modern art, houses powerful paintings and fascinating exhibits. Dig with the explorers at the National Geographic Museum, learn about the 28th President at Woodrow Wilson House or the influential Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House.
The neighborhood declined after World War II and particularly after the 1968 riots, but began to enjoy a resurgence in the 1970s, fueled by urban pioneers seeking an alternative lifestyle. The neighborhood took on a bohemian feel and became popular among the gay and lesbian community. Along with The Castro in San Francisco, Hillcrest in San Diego, Greenwich Village in New York City, Boystown in Chicago, Oak Lawn in Dallas, Montrose in Houston, and West Hollywood in Los Angeles, Dupont Circle is considered a historic locale in the development of American gay identity. D.C.'s first gay bookstore, Lambda Rising, opened in 1974 and gained notoriety nationwide.[17] In 1975, the store ran the world's first gay-oriented television commercial.[18]

Gentrification accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and the area is now a more mainstream and trendy location with coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and upscale retail stores. Since 1997, a weekly farmers market has operated on 20th Street NW.[19]

 

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