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WETA Neighborhoods

WETA NeighborhoodsThe Washington region is full of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different tempo, focus and style. These video segments explore the fascinating people, places and history of neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

WETA Neighborhoods video segments are broadcast periodically on TV 26. Check out some of the samples below. To watch all the WETA Neighborhoods videos grouped by neighborhood, visit our video portal.

WETA Neighborhoods

Historic Southwest

Historic Southwest

Years ago, the neighborhood of Southwest was known as "the island" because the Washington Canal cut it off from the rest of the city. This "island" has seen enormous change and development over the years. Join us on a walking tour that will take us to the oldest row houses in Washington, and to a waterfront area on the brink of redevelopment.

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Marine Barracks Washington

Marine Barracks Washington

The oldest active post of the United States Marine Corps has been a fixture of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood since 1801. Witness the military traditions proudly continued day in and day out by Marines at the barracks at "8th and I".

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Artist Carlton Fletcher

Artist Carlton Fletcher

See how resident artist and historian Carlton Fletcher paints images of the Glover Park neighborhood with both his brushes and words.

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Anna J. Cooper House

Anna J. Cooper House

Having lived to be 106 years old, Dr. Anna J. Cooper witnessed the death of slavery, and became the fourth African American woman to earn a doctorate degree. Brian Brown is restoring the Anna J. Cooper House to resemble its appearance around 1900.

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Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

Religious institutions provide a cornerstone for many communities. In the Anacostia neighborhood there are several such cornerstones. WETA shares how residents are keeping the faith -- whether singing praise at a traditional gospel Mass or reaching out to those in need with an Imam from a local mosque.

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Railroad Ties

Railroad Ties

In the 1890s, Del Ray became the home of the first interurban streetcar in the United States. Today, the Mount Vernon Community School honors the community's past by displaying a red caboose on its grounds.

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Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, Ben's Chili Bowl has been delighting residents with halfsmokes, burgers and, of course, chili. Owners Ben and Virginia Ali show us how life at the Chili Bowl has changed, decade by decade, since the 1950s.

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