Nov
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

KIT HOUSES IN CHEVY CHASE DC - NOVEMBER 16 7:30 PM

At the Chevy Chase Community Center - Wednesday November 16   7:30 pm

Historic Chevy Chase DC (HCCDC) sponsors an evening event on "Kit Houses in Chevy Chase and the rest of DC" by realtor and kit-house (e.g., Sears, Lewis Mnfg, Alladin) expert, Catarina Bannier. Bannier, who is also collaborating with HCCDC on a kit-house data-base project, will present a slide-show-featuring some astonishing graphics on local/area kit-houses, reprise the history of the kit-house movement, and relate some surprising anecdotes about this important aspect of our neighborhood architectural heritage.

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Jim Crow in Washington:A Southern City in the 1920s and 1930s.
Apr
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jim Crow in Washington:A Southern City in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dr. Blair Ruble, author of Washington's U Street: A Biography (2010) will give a talk on Wednesday April 27 at the Chevy Chase Community center. Admission is free.

Chevy Chase DC was planned as a white suburban enclave, with racial covenants in place as the community expanded rapidly in the 1920s. Although the housing boom subsided in the depressed 1930s, another wave of arrivals associated with the New Deal era populated all of the District.  Dr Ruble will describe the appearance of the nation's first thriving black middle class and its effect on Jim Crow traditions throughout the city.

Dr. Ruble's presentation and discussion will be followed at 8:45 p.m. by a short HCCDC business meeting at which all are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

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