In 50 years, River Park in Southwest D.C. has gone from ahead of its time to oddly old-fashioned to, at least in the eyes of some, cool again.
Ricky Kramer outside her barrel-roof townhouse in River Park. The development was built 50 years ago as part of an effort to revitalize the run-down Southwest waterfront. The style was futuristic, with glass and aluminum and the unusual rounded roof on many residences -- far different from the century-old feel of much of the District at the time. Sarah L. Voisin/Washington Post Buy Photo