Washington DC

‘Block by Block’ Tracks the Hidden Histories Behind the Street Names of Washington, DC

‘Block by Block’ Tracks the Hidden Histories Behind the Street Names of Washington, DC

A new exhibition highlights the people behind some of the capital city’s roadways, plazas, and parks. The city, which is shaped like a diamond, except where it meets the Potomac River on its southwest side, is organized by geographical divides centered on the U.S. Capitol and the White House, using mathematical principles employed by the original designer,…