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F 1 Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300260015-1 ne in Area ;B H~iLiist 130Q N~ighbor~' CPYRGHT A. Southwest Washington c uple qualifies hands down a the loneliest family in town t ese days. Thirteen hundred n ighboring families h a v e oved away in recent months. Mr. and Mrs. Avon Harding, 3 8 E at. sw., live in the last o cupied house in Redevelop- ent Area B. The 76-acre tract, bounded g nerally by South Capitol, E, e and 4th sts. sw., now re- s mbles a cross-section of a g ost' town and a low-level a rial photo of Berlin 'in 1945. The. two-story Harding home s ands on the northwest edge o the almostcleared -redevel- o rent area. How does it feel to live alone i a huge empty area that once "It can get pretty quiet and :I nely around here," Harding Id a reporter. His light indow was the onto sigh "Apparently," said Harding, ho is 24, "some of the young- s ers think everyone has moved :ay. A few nights ago they arted throwing stones through t e windows." Harding has a simple ex- anation: We would have been out of long ago, but I'm having , Mrs. Nellie Harding, also. This home at 348 E st. sw. is last home ves in the house. The 'Redevelopment Land gency officials "have been the nett time is the last time," onderful to us," Harding said. said Harding's wife, Loretta. They haven't pushed us around I The family's three years on t all and in fact they haveE st. have been happy ones, one everything possible to according to. Harding, and elp us get re-located." moving day won't be all smiles. The. Hardings expect to-be, But the dark windows down ut of the house sometime this the street, the piles of brick month. Meantime, he said, "I and jagged silhouettes of half- on't relish the thought of be- demolished buildings are poor l i g the only one left. It isn't substitutes for neighbors, the j leasant to have to leave my Hardings find. ife and mother here alone." Harding works, #sh- he situation is aggravated by bu h. agency and at e fact that Harding goes to first was r alnt' to tell his jacked a times than 40-u- of `Harding could be used. )pproved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R00030026001 occupied in Area B Mr. and Mrs. Avon Harding ... `it-can be'pretty quiet" 5-1