Charlotte Muth

Charlotte Muth is embarrassed to admit that she doesn’t have a background in history or the D.C. area. In fact, she studied English and Linguistics at the University of California Berkeley and had only visited the nation’s capital twice before joining the Boundary Stones team. Passionate about words and storytelling, Charlotte likes to think of history as the archeological study of words and stories from the past: a good discovery requires digging, close scrutiny and a pinch of luck. While she hails from sunny Los Angeles, she has greatly enjoyed weathering Washington’s rich history, come rain, snow, hell or high water. In college, she edited a fashion magazine and volunteered as a radio DJ. In her spare time, she enjoys wearing outfits that are too fancy or outlandish for the circumstances, listening to podcasts at 1.5 speed and investigating the etymology of words.

Posts by Charlotte Muth

Proof That Adams Morgan Was Never Fully "Demuralized"

"Un Pueblo Sin Murales Es Un Pueblo Desmuralizado" in 2014, after being restored the second time. (Source: Hola Cultura)

Three figures with wolfish grins gather around a table, red as blood. What’s on the table? Money and houses. It’s a game of Monopoly, but the people aren’t people and the game is strictly metaphorical. This image occupies the upper right quadrant of a mural located at 1817 Adams Mill Road NW in Adams Morgan. The name of the mural: “Un Pueblo Sin Murales Es Un Pueblo Desmuralizado,” which translates to the tongue-in-cheek tautology “A People Without Murals are a Demuralized People.” Now over forty years old, this mural is the largest, oldest and longest-standing Latinx mural in D.C.