Commissioned by The Wall Street Journal
From the Journal: "Forty-five years ago, a portion of 14th Street that runs through Northwest Washington, D.C., was the epicenter of riots that followed the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.... Twenty years after that, the wide avenue was still marred by boarded-up commercial buildings and abandoned auto showrooms. Today, new condos start at $500,000. On side streets, herb gardens sprout in front of million-dollar townhouses. An upscale furniture store fills a former Cadillac dealership. And there has been an explosion of restaurants. Along one four-block stretch, seven have debuted this year." Read the story.