Inspired by several other neighborhood blogs (most recently Mt Vernon Square and Prince of Petworth), I would like to start a regular “Curb Appeal Shoutout” feature here on renewshaw.com. Basically I want to highlight Shaw residents or business owners who do a great job at keeping their little slice of Shaw beautiful (in an effort to be as inclusive as possible, I use the phrase “curb appeal” very loosely, but I’m shooting for photos of beautiful front yards, tree boxes and/or facades in the neighborhood). As I am but one person and my paying time job is not blogging or exploring Shaw, I’ll need your help: submit to me photos of beautiful outdoor spaces in the Shaw neighborhood at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com. Depending on the community response, I will throw together a contest late this summer to vote on the most curb appealing shoutout and will bestow a yet-to-be determined award on the winner.
As for the fine print behind this idea (note that the fine print is subject to revision), I ask that you make sure it’s ok with the owner of the house if it’s ok if a picture of their property and the address is posted on this blog. Please provide the name of the owner and his/her address and contact info for all curb appeal shoutouts. I will not post the names of owners (if for some reason it seems beneficial or useful or necessary to do so, I will contact the owner first to make sure it’s ok) or the specific address (although I will likely say the block and street of the property)
So take some pictures, talk to some neighbors, and email me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com!