Door To Door: Boulevard Manor, Va & Shaw, D.c. (Transcript) | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

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And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door" we visit Boulevard Manor in Arlington, Va. and Shaw in Northwest D.C.

MR. RAY MOLISKY

00:00:18
My name is Ray Molisky (sp?) and I live on Q Street and I've been there for 26 years. Shaw came about as a result of Shaw Junior High School but the original borders of what was to be called Shaw was up from the, used to be the Carnegie Library in front of a convention center, all the way up to U Street. And then from New Jersey Avenue over to, as far as some say, to 16th Street.

MR. RAY MOLISKY

00:00:42
There are good solid homes here and my house is where the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters had their headquarters for Washington and the march on Washington was planned in my house. So I'm really proud of that fact.

MR. RAY MOLISKY

00:00:54
It has always been a very diverse neighborhood and lots of different kinds of people have lived here. There's been a little bit of everybody who's contributed but it's always been a working class neighborhood and this was pretty rural and there still are a few old farmhouses in the neighborhood which is kind of cool.

MR. RAY MOLISKY

00:01:10
I'm really excited about the O Street Market finally being rejuvenated because I think that will give a whole new face to our community.

MR. PHIL KLINGELHOFER

00:01:26
I'm Phil Klingelhofer, I've in Boulevard Manor for the past 24 years. Boulevard Manor encompasses approximately 460 homes. It's in western Arlington close to Seven Corners and the east and west are two parks. Well, the parks are really wonderful, they're one of the treasures that we have in this neighborhood. Bluemont is one of the largest parks in Arlington, it's got foxes and deer and owls and all the kinds of neat animals that you'd like to have around you.

MR. PHIL KLINGELHOFER

00:02:04
The Reeves farm is the last operating dairy farm in Arlington. It's currently part of Bluemont Park. Nelson Reeves himself was born in 1900 and there are stories about how he would sit out on his porch and regale the neighbors with his stories of being a farmer back in the early '20s and the farmhouse, a white clapboard farmhouse with a simple porch out front, it's the typical farmhouse that they would've built in the 1880s or 1860s and that particular farmhouse sits on this wonderful hill I mentioned and that's a fantastic sledding spot. That is one of the main activities in the neighborhood that brings everyone together whenever we have a good snowstorm.

SHEIR

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We heard from Phil Klingelhofer in Boulevard Manor and Ray Molisky in Shaw. If you think your neighborhood should be part of "Door to Door," send an email to metro@wamu.org or visit us on Facebook, that facebook.com/metroconnection.org. And you can see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far on our website, that's metroconnection.org.
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