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Back in the ’30s and ’40s, when D.C. developers had a real sense of style, they fell hard for the elegant, well-fed look of art deco. Now, we’re a long way from Gotham City or Miami Beach (in terms of preservation, we’re even farther), but the art deco movement managed to leave a respectable mark on the Washington streetscape. Linda Lyons, co-chair of the preservation committee of the Art Deco Society of Washington, gives a slide lecture tonight about the carved stone, pressed metal, and polychrome mosaics of such landmarks as the Kennedy Warren apartment building, the Uptown Theatre, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice—plus a few more obscure storefronts and assorted bijoux. At 6:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Memorial Library, in Room A-5, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 727-1291. (Bradford McKee)