About my first home

Home from birth to age three, a Connecticut Avenue apartment building. A recent edition of the Northwest Current, not online, tells me something I never knew.

Built in 1928, the apartment building orginally was known only by its address, 4700 Connecticut Ave. But according to resident lore, when developers bought and renovated the building in the late 1970s, one tenant resisted moving. She was eventually enticed to leave when they offered to name the building after her. Hence its current name, the Parker House, which is displayed prominently on the long brown awning that runs from the curved front drive to the front doors.

My parents had no idea either. Apparently, according to the article, my beloved New Yorker wrote up the building around the time of the transition. Time to track that story down.

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