Duck Drop Photo Gallery

On April 29, the SWBID along with Pink Line Project threw a celebration at the Southwest Duck Pond. Children splashed around in kiddie pools, neighbors danced together to the sounds of the David Cole Blues Band and King Ribs provided BBQ for the event. Duck Drop brought together folks from all corners of Southwest DC. During the event SWNA and Paws of Southwest were on hand to welcome and greet new and old SW residents. View the gallery below to see images Duck Drop!  All photos were taken by Tommie Adams.

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The spurt of development that has brought busy cranes to Washington’s Southwest Waterfront meant a windfall for some of the neighborhood’s most steadfast fixtures: its churches.

At Riverside Baptist Church, a modest congregation of 125 people realized it was sitting on a plot of land in high demand. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, just down Maine Avenue SW, sensed opportunity. So did St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, right next door.

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The growth and change described on these pages have solidified the Southwest as a place and a people. Not subtracted from it. Southwest is genuine, determined and clear about what does and does not belong here. The conventional language of branding and redevelopment is inadequate here. This is bigger. More significant. Not emerging or transforming, but a fusion of old and new. A remix.

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