Kalorama/Adams Morgan | DC
2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms
OFFERED AT $799,000
The Kalorama area is made up of two different neighborhoods: Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama. President Obama recently became the sixth former U.S. president to live there. The name Kalorama is Greek for “beautiful view” and was chosen by author and diplomat, Joel Barlow, for his home, which he purchased in 1802 and was the area’s single estate at the time. His home was utilized as a Union hospital during the American Civil War and was unfortunately destroyed by a fire during that time. It was later rebuilt and returned to a residence until 1887 when the District of Columbia demolished the property to make way for road expansions in the area. It was around the same time, in the late 19th century, that developers came into the area and began building the large stately homes the neighborhood is known for today. In addition to all the grand houses and estates, Kalorama is also home to twenty-eight embassies, making it no surprise that diplomats, politicians and other people of power and influence choose to settle in the area. Although residents in Kalorama enjoy the quiet of their neighborhood, they can also enjoy its close proximity to other bustling neighborhoods that offer a variety of retail and culinary options.
The name “Adams Morgan” comes from the mid 1950’s, when a collaborative effort was made to improve the area by actively embracing all races and cultures. Previous to 1956, Adams had been the name of the area’s neighborhood school for white children while Morgan was the school for black children. At the time, the general area was in poor condition due to neglect and racial division. Thanks to the devoted citizen group, the Adams-Morgan Better Neighborhood Conference, the district began to recover from its slump in the fall of 1956 and has since grown into the vibrant, multi-cultural neighborhood it is now, known for its welcoming and spirited atmosphere.
With its heart centered at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road, Adams Morgan is a culturally diverse neighborhood with a festive night life. Considered to be the center of Washington’s Hispanic immigrant community, the area hums with youth, Latin-infused lounges, salsa venues, unconventional boutiques and international cuisine.
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