Tuesday, October 09, 2007

We are the TC 'cause DC sez so

IMGoph reported on the Bloomingdale (for now) blog a new service that one can see what houses are private, tax exempt, etc on a nice little map. Well I went to look at the DC Citizen Atlas, saw a tax exempt (I think, as I can't tell brown from red) property in that hood, and clicked on it I saw listed as the city neighborhood, TRUXTON CIRCLE.
Hopefully, that settles it. But then again it might have been settled prior to this, as I haven't heard much against the name since Spring.



At 10/11/2007 2:55 PM, Blogger scotty said...

The problem is each agency (and orangization, even) in DC has different purposes and reasons for applying a name to an area, but there's no set "law" to establish neighborhood boundaries and names in DC.

So, people can call an area whatever they like; a neighborhood name is an organic, dynamic creature that evolves from history, culture, and experience... sounds oh so lovely and enlightened, no? 'Course it doesn't always work out that way.



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