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Joe Alsop’s Address

In response to:

The Great Days of Joe Alsop from the March 5, 2015 issue

To the Editors:

I was pleased, for the most part, with Robert Kaiser’s review of my book The Georgetown Set [NYR, March 5]. However, this “rather dry historian” would like to correct a minor error in Kaiser’s piece. Whereas Joe Alsop’s old house has never moved from 2720 Dumbarton Street in Georgetown, it was also known as Dumbarton Avenue back in Alsop’s day, and was so indicated on Joe’s personal stationery. A few years back, the Georgetown Metropolitan’s website sponsored a discussion on the question: “Is it Dumbarton St. or Avenue?”

Gregg Herken
Santa Cruz, California