july, 2016

07jul(jul 7)7:00 pm(jul 7)7:00 pmAUTHOR TALK - "Lost in Street Cars" and "Capital Street Cars" by John DeFerrariChapters:Kensington Park

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Come join us as author John DeFerrari discusses his two books about our nation’s capital!

“Lost in Washington”
Washington seems the eternal and unchanging Federal City with its grand avenues and stately monuments. Yet the city that locals once knew lavish window displays at Woodies, supper at the grand Raleigh Hotel and a Friday night game at Griffith Stadium is gone. Author John DeFerrari investigates the bygone institutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with an engaging collection of new vignettes and reader favorites from his blog “The Streets of Washington.” From the raucous age of burlesque at the Gayety Theater and the once bustling Center Market to the mystery of Suter’s Tavern and the disappearance of the Key Mansion in Georgetown, DeFerrari recalls the lost Washington, D.C., of yesteryear. ”

“Capital Street Cars: Early Mass Transit in Washington DC” Washington’s first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. One of the most beloved routes was the scenic Cabin John line to the amusement park in Glen Echo, Maryland. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern “streamliners” of the twentieth century, the stories are all here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Kensington Park Chapter.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Kensington Park Library

4201 Knowles Ave Kensington, MD 20895

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