As I was walking on Third Street toward the ballpark last night, I squinted east down L Street and thought I spied construction equipment on the south side of the street east of Fourth, which is where work is supposed to be getting underway
on Capitol Quarter
's first townhouses. This spurred me to finally give some long-needed TLC to my Capitol Quarter page: I've now split out onto separate pages the before-and-during photos of the Phase I blocks
(between Fourth and Fifth and L and Virginia), the Phase 2 blocks
, and some additional photos of the sales center
and its street-layout model.
If you're somewhat of a newcomer to Near Southeast, or if you've forgotten what Capper/Carrollsburg used to look like, these pages have a lot of images from 2003 and 2004 that you might find of interest, showing the months when the eastern end of the Cappers was slowly boarded up and then demolished.
If the Phase I page
isn't enough for you, I've also created a Capitol Quarter Phase I Expanded Photo Archive
, showing every
view in the archive of the blocks that make up Phase I. I took a lot of photos last week of the Phase I blocks, so look for the
icon, and also remember to click the
icon to see all photos between the oldest and the newest ones (especially if you like demolition photos). I'll now be taking photos every few weeks of the Phase I blocks where construction is underway. (This area is substantially larger than the 21-acre tract where I almost killed myself trying to keep track of the ballpark's construction
, but hopefully it will be a bit easier to handle.)