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The Historical Society of Washington DC Presents DISTRICT II Walking Tour: Billy Luck’s Downtown

Image: Southside of the 700 block of K Street NW, 1963, by William Edmund Barrett © Kiplinger Washington Editors, Kiplinger Washington Collection, Historical Society of Washington DC.

Image: Southside of the 700 block of K Street NW, 1963, by William Edmund Barrett
© Kiplinger Washington Editors, Kiplinger Washington Collection, Historical Society of Washington DC.

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Walking Tour: Saturday, December 3 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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DISTRICT II is a poetic visual essay exploring the changing streetscape of downtown Washington in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s through the urban street photography of Chris Earnshaw, Joseph Mills, and the late Bill Barrett. Organized by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and presented in partnership at the National Building Museum, DISTRICT II explores several decades of architectural and social change in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, from the majesty of the McGill building, to storefronts exclaiming TOPLESS GO GO, to sleeping street denizens and the aching beauty of respectable rooming houses turned less-so flophouses slated for the wrecking ball.

Billy Luck’s Downtown
Walking Tour
Saturday, December 3, 2016
1:00 – 2:30pm
Join the Historical Society of Washington DC, and photographer and architectural history raconteur Chris Earnshaw for a stroll and discover the people, places, and scenes of bygone downtown D.C. Participants are encouraged to visit the related DISTRICT II exhibit prior to or after concluding the tour. Walking tour will begin and end outside the west entrance to the National Building Museum. Tickets and registration required.

National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. NW.