November 2013

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Exciting Eckington in North East!
Bordered by Rhode Island Ave to the North, North Capitol St NW to the West, Florida Ave to the South and the Brentwood Metro Yard to the East you will find yourself in one of Washington Dc’s oldest neighborhoods, Eckington. Not to be confused with Bloomingdale, Eckington is a relatively quiet neighborhood in DC that was named after the village in which Joseph Gale Jr, the mayor in Washington DC from 1827 to 1830, was born.

Mr. Gale purchased a tract of land in what is now Eckington and built an estate on the land; later on in 1887 George Truesdell bought Eckington and began to develop the land into square blocks similar to what L’Enfant Plaza has planned. While Truesdell had ownership of Eckington he established a

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