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July 24, 2014

The Potomac Boat Club.

I'm in Washington, D.C. this week. I usually stay on the other side of the Potomac River in downtown Washington. But this week my hotel is in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Rosslyn, a small unincorporated area which is the closest Virginia neighborhood to the heart of The District. My room has a great view of west Georgetown and Georgetown University's Healy Hall. Barely hidden on M Street, which runs parallel to the river, are the iconic long steps used on the movie "The Exorcist". A few hundred feet east down the shore--but also out of the picture--is northern side of the Key Bridge, built in 1923. The building on the shore is the Potomac Boat Club. Established in 1869, it is the oldest rowing club in Washington.

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Potomac Boat Club members in 1921. Behind them is the Key Bridge under construction.

Posted by JD Hull at July 24, 2014 02:06 AM

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