Friday, October 06, 2006


Sunday, October 8, 2006,
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shaw is much more than just the neighborhood where the new Washington Convention Center is located. Residents, businesses, and institutions have been working for years to renovate 100-plus-year-old buildings, turning one of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods into the place to be in Washington, DC. Some of these outstanding architecture and interior design efforts have been recognized with feature articles in the Washington Post, the Washington Blade, and Metro Weekly.

Take the Shaw House Tour and you’ll discover some of DC’s best-kept secrets, including:

* A former firehouse that now houses the studio and home of a noted neon artist.
* The home of a leading architect specializing in renovation of historic properties.
* The art-filled home of a longtime political operative, with poetry on the walls.
* The home and garden of the owner of a local garden design store, decorated and planted for fall.
* Works of art by two noted local artists of different generations, in a school where a third artist taught for decades.
* And other newly-renovated homes and spaces in progress filled with surprises.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the proud homeowners, entrepreneurs, organizations, architects, designers, and developers that are helping to make Shaw’s renaissance a reality. And also see some of the diamonds-in-the-rough that still await restoration.

Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 on the day of the tour
To get tickets, mail a check (payable to Shaw Main Streets) to Shaw House Tour, Shaw Main Streets, 1426 9th Street, NW, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or purchase advance sale tickets at the following locations (call for hours):

Warehouse Theater Café
1021 7th Street, NW

Miller Copying Service
1123 7th Street, NW

Breakwell’s Coffee + Tea
900 M Street, NW

Modern Liquors
1200 9th Street, NW

Wagtime Pet Spa and Boutique
1232 9th Street, NW

Long View Gallery
1302 9th Street, NW

Azi’s Café
1336 9th Street, NW

Logan Hardware
1416 P Street, NW

Nationwide Insurance/Lumsden Agency
1525 9th Street, NW

Garden District
1801 14th Street, NW

Home Rule
1807 14th Street, NW

Lettie Gooch Boutique
1911 9th Street, NW

African American Civil War Memorial Museum Store
1200 U Street, NW

On Sunday, October 8, 2006, tickets will only be available at the Welcome Center in front of Shaw Junior High School, 925 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, during tour hours.

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