Comic book fans rejoice: You’ve got a new collection to enchant your minds, and it’s all about the nation’s capital! ReDistricted is an online anthology that tells lesser-known historical tales of Washington, DC. What’s more, this month’s story was written by idobi’s own Cindy Tenicela, with art by Matt Dembicki!
“The Queen of Q Street” is this month’s installment which tells the story of The Cairo, the city’s first “residential skyscraper”. Each month, look forward to a new issue of ReDistricted, along with links to the research behind them so you can find out even more about the rich history of DC. Read about the issue below, and check out the full comic on ReDistricted!
About “The Queen of Q Street”:
The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol dominate the Washington, D.C., skyline, but another building once stood tall among them: The Cairo. Located on Q Street NW, the Egyptian-themed building was dubbed the city’s first “residential skyscraper,” which drew the ire of many residents at the time of its construction in 1894. Over its 124 years, The Cairo has served as a hotel, apartment and condominium, as well as hub for leisure activities, some of which attracted quite a few famous people. Like many buildings, it’s gone through some tough times, but it’s bounced back over the past decade. And it still has its elaborately designed facade and an amazing view of the city from its rooftop.