Discontinuance of Alley Dwellings in D.C.

hearings before the United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, Sixty-Seventh Congress, second session, on Feb. 21, 24, 1922
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In Congress created The Alley Dwelling Authority “to provide for the discontinuance of the use as dwellings of the buildings situated in the alleys of the District of Columbia.” No alley houses were to be inhabited after July 1, The Alley Dwelling Authority was a government funded program that sought to help with the development of alley dwellings in Washington, D.C.

[when?] Alleys in Washington suffered from a variety of problems, most prominently overpopulation and poverty that increased rapidly over the s, particularly in Foggythe neighborhood had an estimated forty households with a. A family in an alley dwelling in Washington, D.C.

Photo taken November Photo via Library of Congress/Carl Mydans Despite the resurgence of alley dwellings in the city, living in an alley. Congress, which had the final say in governing Washington, passed the Alley Dwelling Act, “to provide for the discontinuance of the use as dwellings of the buildings situated in alleys in the District of Columbia.” No alley houses were to be inhabited after July 1, The alley slums.

P Directory of alleys, Washington, D.C. / compiled under the direction of Dr. Thomas Jesse Jones, chairman of Housing Committee, Monday Evening Club. P Discontinuance of alley dwellings in the District of Columbia. P Report of the Alley Dwelling Authority for the District of Columbia.

P Photos. Back yard of alley dwelling, Washington, D.C. Summary African American man standing on steps at backyard entrance to dwelling, dog at his feet; also shows clothesline, wooden shed.

Alley dwellings in the southwest section. Washington, D.C. Contributor Names Rothstein, Arthur,photographer Created / Published Nov. Subject Headings. Back yard of alley dwelling, Washington, D.C.

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1 photomechanical print: offset. | African American man standing on steps at backyard entrance to dwelling, dog at his feet; also shows clothesline, wooden shed, washboard, and containers. Contributor: Mydans, Carl - Wright, Richard Date: The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress.

At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.

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Typical alley dwellings in Naylor Court, just one block north of Blagden Alley. Naylor Court is the quieter, less commercial of the two adjacent alley systems.

I f you want to get technical, the Blagden Alley/Naylor Court Historic District is made up of D.C. squares and —basically the two blocks between 9th and 10th streets and M and O. section of the District of Columbia Alley Dwelling Act, approved Jis hereby amended to read as follows: "TITLE I "SECTION 1.

(a) It is hereby declared to be a matter of legislative determination that the conditions existing in the District of Columbia with respect to the use of buildings in alleys as dwellings for human. The alley is the perfect location to sharpen Connie's swinging skills, hold practices for the Alley Conservatory of Music, and convict a burglar by trial.

From the bestselling author of Ginger Pye comes the story of a little gi In the heart of Brooklyn, New York, there is an alley that is the most beautiful place to live in the whole wide world/5(25). After alley dwellings and brothels were outlawed during the second decade of the twentieth century, the block became a working-class neighborhood.

All of its buildings were razed by the federal government in the s, however, so the land could be returned to its original use as part of Pierre L'Enfant's Mall. D.C.

In the book, the author. Statutory Authority for Discontinuance. Abandonment of a local road is governed by state law. The law (CGS § 13a) states that the selectmen of any town may, subject to approval by a majority vote at any regular or special town meeting, may discontinue in its entirety any highway or private way, or land dedicated as a highway or private way.

According to D.C.’s Office of Planning, there are hundreds of alley lots in the district. They are labeled as either tax lots or record lots.

Now, this may seem odd, but you cannot build on a. The D.C. Historic Alley Buildings Survey is an exten-sive and on-going survey of the city’s historic alley buildings that began in the Spring of The survey is being conducted by the D.C.

Historic Preservation Office (HPO) with the assistance of volunteers and student interns. The boundaries of the survey were defined to include all of the.

(2) The term “inhabited alley” means an alley in or appurtenant to which there are 1 or more alley dwellings. (3) The term “alley dwelling” means any dwelling fronting upon or having its principal means of ingress from an alley. This definition does not include an accessory building, such as a garage, with living rooms for servants or.

A surviving “alley dwelling” in Naylor Court. (WTOP/Dana Gooley) Mark Herlong is a tour guide for WalkingTown DC and an expert on D.C.’s rougher, raunchier history.

The house is located in the Historic District in Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood of DC, which has recently become home to restaurants with Michelin starred chefs. Discover Baptist Alley in Washington, D.C.: This unassuming passageway played a key role in one of the most important events in U.S.

history. Washington, DC has a rich and little-known history of alleys and alley buildings, from dwellings and stables to workshops and warehouses. Kim Prothro-Williams will be presenting on the historic alleys and alley buildings in Washington DC, taking from a detailed and well-illustrated survey she did as part of her work for the DC Office of Historic Preservation.

faces the street, not the alley; it is fronted by the rear of the houses), the alley's primary purpose is access; a way to reach both the front and back of a lot. The alley often has other uses as well: a place for the carriage house, the garage or other car-parking place, a.

Five years ago, Winston Hoy and his roommates in his group house, known as the Embassy to the People’s Republic of Free-Thinking Radistan, decided to spruce up a section of their alley in Petworth.

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Alley homes were usually very small, poorly constructed and home to the District's poor. Over time, these neighborhoods continued to deteriorate and became with ridden with both poverty and crime.

Congress passed the Alley Dwelling Elimination Act in and many of Washington's alley homes were torn down. A pamphlet published in found 3, houses in D.C. alleys and asserted that secluded alleys bred crime and disease that would “kill the alley. Feature image: Sandborn map of Prather's alley, Mount Vernon Triangle.

The alley houses alley dwellings, stables, a bakery complex, a blacksmith shop and a warehouse. See previous post: alley history For this post, I want to showcase some of the alley typologies and different alley-lot structures/uses, and as such, will privilege graphics and imagery over writing.

In Shaw, Blagden Alley and Naylor Court are considered so notable, the National Park Service designated them as a historic district. Nearby, the City Market at O has reinvented itself as a new complex bustling with commerce and activity. Blagden Alley. DC’s hippest remaining alley was once home to working-class immigrants and African Americans.

Not much information is known about those who developed these low income dwellings because building permits in early D.C. were not required untiltherefore the builders are virtually untraceable.

Alley dwellings are thought to have begun as places for servants and workers to live adjacent to the homes they worked in.

This house has a ton of amenities to offer — but not where you might think. patio, home theater, bar and a two-lane, regulation-size professional bowling alley. Greater D.C.'s luxury. Alley is from the Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh or Amhalghaidh, meaning a son of Auliffe or Auley, as well as a locational name for someone who lives near a narrow passageway.

Some of the many spellings are McCAmley, Caulay, Magawley, MacGawley, MacAwlay, and MacAuley. The family coat of arms is a shield of blue with a silver lion shield.

"All Act to provide, in the interest of public health, comfort, morals, and safety, for the discontinuance of the use as dwellings of buildings situated in the alleys in the District of Columbia", approved Septem (38 Stat. ), as amended (sees., D. C. Code, edition), is hereby repealed.Discover Lincoln Book Tower in Washington, D.C.: A three-story tower of books about Abraham Lincoln is one of the more unusual monuments to the president.

These homes were known as “alley houses” and were a popular building style in the federal city amongst the African American community. “By their peak in about 3, alley houses existed in nearly alley blocks throughout the city.

The alley population was just o people, of whom 90% were black.”.