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Door To Door: Kalorama Triangle, D.C. And Lyttonsville, Md.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:08
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door To Door" we visit Kalorama Triangle in Northwest D.C. and the Lyttonsville neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md.

MS. CHARLOTTE CAULFIELD

00:00:18
My name is Charlotte Caulfield. I live in Lyttonsville in Silver Spring. It's in Montgomery County. It's off the East/West Highway and Grub Road. Actually, I was born in Lyttonsville. I've lived here all of my life. I've traveled far and wide, but my roots are here.

MS. CHARLOTTE CAULFIELD

00:00:40
Lyttonsville is named for a free slave by the name of Samuel Lytton. He bought property from a white owner and he developed this property. He parceled off parts of this property to other African-Americans coming into the area and the community sort of grew from here.

MS. CHARLOTTE CAULFIELD

00:01:02
I'm a product of a two-room schoolhouse. It was off of Brookfield Road in Lyttonsville. The school covered 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade. The school was a two-room schoolhouse with a potbelly stove, no running water, outside toilet facilities and no paved streets.

MS. MARY BELCHER

00:01:33
My name is Mary Belcher and I am a resident of the Kalorama Triangle portion of the Adams Morgan. I've lived here 23 years. We are literally a triangle. We're bounded by Connecticut Avenue and Rock Creek on the west, Calvert on the north and Columbia Road that runs between those two streets.

MS. MARY BELCHER

00:01:58
The name Kalorama is Greek for beautiful view. It was a name given to the large estate that in the early 1800s covered much of this land. Part of Kalorama lies on a large cattle farm that was owned by a butcher named John Little. In 1861, at the start of Civil War, a young woman named Hortence Prude who'd been enslaved from birth on John Little's farm attempted to escape there. We have managed to have that site nominated as a national underground site.

MS. MARY BELCHER

00:02:35
I would say that visually Kalorama Triangle is one of the most stunning places in the city. The architects who created the buildings here really had a great flare for beauty and I think that our buildings have really shown that beauty is lasting.

SHEIR

00:02:56
We heard from Charlotte Caulfield in Lyttonsville and Mary Belcher in Kalorama Triangle. If you'd like to tell us about your neighborhood, join us Saturday at the Petworth Library in Northwest D.C. We'll be there from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ready to chat with you and record your story. For more information or to reserve a specific time slot, go to wamu.org/events. and to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.
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