Adams Morgan Picked as One of “Prettiest Painted Places” in U.S.

by September 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 2,602 0

"Adams Morgan"

The 18th Street corridor in Adams Morgan. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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We’ve known it for years, but now the rest of the nation knows it: Adams Morgan is one of the “Prettiest Painted Places in America.”

The DC neighborhood was recently nominated, along with 200 other colorful communities, in the Prettiest Painted Places competition, which is sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute.

So, then –what is the purpose of this competition? Well, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute, the purpose is to show what a can of paint can do for a neighborhood, aesthetically speaking.

“The purpose of our competition is to identify and recognize those towns and neighborhoods that best demonstrate how exterior paint can enhance the appearance of an entire community,” said Zimmer in a press release statement. “By honoring the most aesthetically-pleasing places, we believe our competition will give everyone an appreciation for the role that exterior paint can play in protecting and enhancing the appearance of any home or building.”

The finalist cities will be selected in late September. A panel of judges will select 60 places as finalists, 10 from each of six geographic regions of the U.S. Then, after further research, a panel of judges from major media outlets will select two places from each region as the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in America.

Our bets are on Adams Morgan.

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