A map of the Rosedale/Isherwood, and Kingman Park neighborhoods from 1903 — before our neighborhood really existed — was recently posted by David Holmes, Commissioner, ANC 6A03. Our neighborhood was not developed until the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s by Charles Douglas Sager.
For a more detailed, but very clunky version of the big map, please click here.
The map is bordered on the North by “Bennings Road,” on the South by C Street, on the West by 16th (I think), and on the East by approximately 25th Place, though 21st is the easternmost road in existence by that time, and only partially existed. I also attached a detail from a map I own from 1905 of the entire District.
Mr. Holmes wrote the following:
The Rosedale Citizens’ Alliance CDC needs your help to plant bulbs at Rosedale Rec this Saturday. See below for information from RCA CDC Board Member Nikki Bowens:
We are in need of volunteers for about an (1-1/2) Hour-half on Saturday morning 10:00am – 11:30am. We are asking you to bring your tools.
Bulb Dibber, Short- or Long-Handled Bulb Planter, or Shovel.
We have latex gloves and water. Please respond to this email (“Necothia Bowens” <RosedaleDC@gmail.com>,) if you are available. Really need your help.
Look forward to seeing you all soon.
The KPR Garden, along with KPR Families, and the Friends of Kingman Park, will be hosting a Haunted Garden Halloween Party and Meet and Greet on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 4-6PM. Both Candidates for ANC 7D01 will be invited, as well as other DC officials. But more importantly, there will be candy and fun for the neighborhood’s kids!
But we need your contributions to make this event a success! So please contact Lisa White or me, email@example.com, if you would like to contribute decorations, candy, or your time.
The KPR Garden is located on an interior block among the alleys of 20th, 21st, D, and E Streets NE. The Garden would not be possible without the generous support of Councilmember Wells, Councilmember Alexander, Mayor Gray, Washington Parks and People, and the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. We are extremely grateful for their contributions and other means of support. The KPR Garden is fiscally sponsored by the Rosedale Citizens’ Alliance Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
We hope to see you there!
Department of Transportation
On Friday, May 25, 2012 Mayor Gray, DPR Director Jesús Aguirre, DGS Interim Director Brian Hanlon, and other Rosedale Community Leaders opened Rosedale Rec Center.
The pool is already open, and looks pretty spectacular:
Though there are a few kinks to work out (the baby pool was closed for some reason) it should be a great place to cool off during a hot summer.
The main building is not open to the public yet, but it looks great. There’s a beautiful lobby:
A great indoor basketball court:
A game room:
A turf field:
Several multi-purpose rooms:
And the library, which is still under construction:
These instructions are a couple years old, but I believe they are still relevant. If you are interested starting or assisting in RRC recreational programming, here are the necessary steps:
2. Go online to apply to become a DPR Volunteers in Action
3. You then wait for approval from Site Manager a DPR Volunteer Coordinator and then you can start your program and become part of one of America’s great legacies – Volunteerism!
Special thanks to Brit and Dana Wyckoff for their tireless efforts, to Rick Uzes and Patrick Jordan for organizing early meetings at the center and helping to bring public awareness to the need, and to Necothia Bowens for her continuing advocacy for a well-run recreation center in our community.
On Friday, May 25th at 11:30am, Mayor Vincent Gray will cut the ribbon on the Rosedale Recreation Center and the Rosedale Pool. Each year a DPR location is chosen to signify the beginning of the outdoor pool season and this year it’s the brand new Rosedale Pool. At some point in the very near future we hope to dedicate the field to Ms. Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, a baseball legend in the Rosedale community. Please come out to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday and spread the word to neighbors and friends. Thank you.