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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

Murals

Murals

It all began in the 1970s with two Chilean immigrants who painted a mural in Adams Morgan expressing the struggles of the Latino community. WETA visits Adams Morgan's large and colorful collection of murals and introduces some of its artists.

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LeDroit Park

LeDroit Park

Originally developed in 1873, the gated "Whites only" community of LeDroit Park was a high-end romantic suburb. After the gates came down, it was a haven for Howard University scholars, literary figures and civil rights leaders such as Mary Church Terrell.

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The Dairy Godmother

The Dairy Godmother

Famous for its custard, The Dairy Godmother is a sweet example of a thriving independent business in Del Ray, where owner Liz Davis' personal philosophy of community is always apparent.

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Shepherd Park History

Shepherd Park History

Named for Alexander "Boss" Shepherd -- a Washington, D.C. governor from 1873 to 1874 -- Shepherd Park remained a rural neighborhood well into the 19th century. WETA uncovers the events that transformed forests and farmlands into the urban neighborhood that is today's Shepherd Park.

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Spytown

Spytown

Discover the favorite haunts of spies. From clandestine meetings to fleeing KGB defectors, Georgetown is where it happened.

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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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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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