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Bipeds of Brookland: Jean Little
Bipeds of Brookland: Jean Little


Jean Little  came to DC from a small town in North Carolina. She was recruited to study at the Cortez Peters Business School. Cortez Peters was an African American man who taught himself to type as a child and became a champion typist. He founded the school to prepare African Americans for business and civil service. “It was a very good business school. From there I started working for the government at the Labor Department. I was a statistical assistant. I started out as a secretary but I moved up. I did well, I think, in that day.”  


She first lived near Eastern High School and married Mr. Little whom she knew in North Carolina. They moved to Brookland in 1965 and raised a son and a daughter in the

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For Sale: 4700 Connecticut Ave NW #309.
Massive 2 bedroom condo with parking! Open house Sunday 1-3 pm

4700 Connecticut Ave NW Exterior 2Lovely community rooms welcome you into The Parker House. The beauty continues as the foyer to this two bedroom/one bath condo greets you with hard wood floors and high ceilings. Plenty of space to entertain with a separate dining room. Cooking is easy in this newly renovated kitchen. Elegance abounds with French doors off the huge living room that lead to the enclosed solarium with balustrade. Tons of natural light flood the space and create a sense of warmth. Built-ins in the dining room and bedrooms add to the charm. No need to worry about parking with a dedicated parking spot in the enclosed garage. Bring Fido, this is a pet friendly

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Bipeds of Brookland: Tom Kirlin

Tom Kirlin

Tom Kirlin moved to Brookland in 1979 and having grown up in the country “missed the Midwestern open space and wanted light on all four sides.” He found a house, built in 1907 on a half-acre lot with over 20 kinds of trees, being sold by the estate of a Howard University Doctor. He bought it completely furnished, including a harp and a baby grand piano, but on the first night he found the attic was filled with pans collecting water leaking from the roof. He fixed up the house and got to know Brookland playing basketball with the neighborhood kids.


Tom is a writer whose career has included teaching literature at the University in Wisconsin.


“I last taught ‘science fiction and fantasy as mythology’ though

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