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Dupont Circle (DC) (Images of America) Paperback – October 14, 2000
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The heart of the area is Dupont Circle itself with its magnificent fountain. The Circle is a place of constant traffic with the cars around it and with people passing through. At all hours people sit close to the fountain or around the park's perimeters playing chess, reading, sleeping, being with a loved one or with children, flirting, or just hanging out. It is urban life in microcosm.
Paul Williams has written his photographic history of Dupont Circle as part of the Images of America Series which celebrates neighborhoods across the United States. Williams is a local architectural historian who has prepared several books on D.C. neighborhoods for Images of America. He resides in the Dupont Circle area.
Williams's collection of photographs and his detailed annotations offer an excellent overview of the history of Dupont Circle, focusing on its earlier years. Until the 1870s, the area remained rural and was on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. With the influx of population following the Civil War, the area became studded with large mansions owned by the wealthy and powerful.Read more ›