Old Town Trolley tourists on Sept. 17 witnessed a rare attraction in Georgetown: an eviction. Starting at the corner of 30th and P Streets NW, silk-covered wingback chairs, mahogany tables, and fine china stretched down a whole block of 30th Street. Tour drivers yammering about Dumbarton Oaks slowed down so that passengers could lean out the window and ogle the goods. Nearby residents, unfamiliar with the sight of heave-hos, showed a lack of familiarity with eviction etiquette. “Very nice things,” commented one passing neighbor, who declined to give her name. “I would buy something, but I’m not sure who I would pay.” Her companion seemed even more befuddled. “An eviction?” he asked. “I didn’t think they even did those anymore.” —Sarah Godfrey

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