Tuesday, December 20, 2005

WARD 9: A Dredged-Up Jurisdiction

I NEVER REALIZED that when the McMillan Commission recrafted Washington's monumental core reclaiming tidal flats from the Potomac a century ago, they wanted to create something similar to New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. According to this great photo from Chrisafer, the D.C. government thinks that there is a Ward 9 where the Potomac and Anacostia rivers are. Good stuff.

>> "The Mystery of Ward Nine" [Chrisafer/BBBS]


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