Damn the torpedoes - sheltered Archibald Walk SE was a fine spot for children to gather to play in the 1880s and remains so today. The bottom of the Walk "U" has been the scene of joyful dress-up play in the nearly
six years since the tree house was built.
In June 2019, pre Covid, some of the alley neighbors helped us set up to create Hogwarts-in-the-alley for a child's birthday party. The kids played Quidditch,
fought with foam swords, lobbed "cannonballs," and had cake.
We note that no DC law prevents children from playing on Archibald Walk, as long as pedestrians and cyclists can still pass when they do, and unpermitted
items aren't left in public space after games wrap up.
Photos courtesy of julieannwoodford.photoshelter.com