01
May
07

Eastern Market

I grew up in Capitol Hill, Washington DC and I was saddened to hear about the fire at Eastern Market yesterday.  I have many fond memories of the Market Day celebration and shopping at Eastern Market.
Interestingly enough there was also a fire at the Georgetown Branch of DCPL at the same time, which is interesting as I am a librarian as well.  I didn’t work at DCPL but I did visit it frequently as a child and that’s where I learned to crochet!

I hope these two historic buildings and their contents are up and running soon so more people can enjoy them.

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4 Responses to “Eastern Market”


  1. May 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Wow, what a fun theme!! I’m always sad to hear about fires at libraries…

    It’s good to hear from you. 😀

  2. May 1, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Hey, have you heard the Dar Williams version of Comfortably Numb (from her cd My Better Self)? Love it!

  3. 3 meg
    May 1, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    good to hear you’re alive and kicking but sad news 😦

    hope all is well.

  4. May 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    I was saddened to hear the news yesterday as well. My hubby works on the Hill, and I have always wanted to visit the Market… That’ll have to wait now.

    And for the library, I think I read somewhere that alot of their collection was damaged and irreplaceable. A terrible loss. 😥


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Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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