Different Housing Styles in Trinidad
I decided to take my camera for a little walk through Trinidad last saturday, and I was really struck by all the different styles of houses that I saw. I shot more than a hundred photos, so the houses you see below only represent a small sample. Still, I wanted to post them for two (related) reasons:
-there isn't much information about Trinidad available online, and what is there is mostly a bunch of old articles about the neighborhood's hard times. You see words like "gritty" and "crack," but you never see the neighborhood itself.
-largely because of Trinidad's tough image, many people in DC (even those who live near Trinidad) have never really seen much of the neighborhood. I just wanted to offer a peak.
This is further up Montello (I believe these houses are from the 1600 block).
This detached house is on the 1300 block of Montello.
This is what pops into my mind when I think about the typical Trinidad rowhouse. These houses are just off Montello on Neal Street.
This shot is from the 1200 block of Montello. If this one looks vaguely familiar (and you haven't strolled down Montello recently), it could be because a very similar shot can be found on the NARPAC website.
More colorful homes, this time on Morse.
And finally...from the 1300 block of Montello.