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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

Community Garden

Community Garden

Created in World War II as part of the war effort, the community garden in Glover Park is one of the few "victory garden" sites still in use today. Hear how the garden still contributes to a greater cause.

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Neighbors, Inc.

Neighbors, Inc.

Shepherd Park was one of the Districts' first truly integrated neighborhoods, largely because of a group of citizens called Neighbors, Incorporated. In the late 1950s, this group of black and white residents came together to fight unfair housing practices and to promote integration. They are still an active part of Shepherd Park today.

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Duke Ellington's DC

Duke Ellington's DC

In the early 20th century, Shaw was known as "Black Broadway" and the home of jazz legend Duke Ellington. WETA examines the Duke's Shaw and the area's recent renewal.

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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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The Brewmaster's Castle

The Brewmaster's Castle

Take a tour through the Brewmaster's Castle in Dupont Circle, the nation's most intact late-Victorian home.

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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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Memories of Del Ray

Memories of Del Ray

Norman Grimm grew up in Del Ray during the Great Depression, remaining there to raise a family of his own. Today Norman reminisces fondly about the Del Ray of his youth and reflects on the changes in the neighborhood he proudly calls home.

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