Door-to-Door at DC Public Library
"I'm kinda glad to say I'm a part of that community."
"It's just like any small town in America."
"There's such a mix of people here."
"It has a different feel to it."
We have been recording Washingtonians' stories about the places they call home -- through Door-to-Door, a partnership with WAMU 88.5 that has brought us inside the neighborhoods that make up our diverse city.
Through conversations with residents about the history, geography, and culture of their communities, we have caught a glimpse at the what makes Washington's neighborhoods unique. Listen to stories from people such as:
- Laurence Aurbach of Woodland Normanstone: "In 1910, Congress exempted our neighborhood from the city grid plan, which is why we have a curvy streets and why there isn’t a lot of traffic through here."
- Tiffany Dean in Lincoln Heights: "With us residents, if we work together and become a community, then we can stop that [negativity] really quickly."
- Michael Henderson in Edgewood: "Ten years ago, I don't think I saw anyone walking their dog."
- Councilman Tommy Wells in Capitol Hill: "There's still a sense of that small neighborhood."
WAMU has created an interactive map of all of the Door-to-Door stories collected, and all recordings will be archived in the Special Collections at DC Public Library for years to come.
Have a story to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your story. You can also send a tweet to Jonna McKone at @jonnamckone.
Door-To-Door at DC Public Library was funded through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.