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Charles Lindbergh with his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh was celebrated with a huge parade in Washington, D.C. upon returning from his historic 1927 transatlantic flight.
February 1930. Washington, D.C. "Army Airship C-41 lands on Mall and airmen, led by Brigadier General William J. Flood of the 19th Airship Company, place wreath at Lincoln Memorial, honoring Lincoln's Birthday."

Check out this cool image from 1930. This is a military C-41 blimp floating near the Lincoln Memorial in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday....
Bird's-eye view of Washington

Here's a cool bird's-eye view of the Capitol and the rest of Washington from 1872. Source: Library of Congress

There is a mystery smokestack on Capitol Hill. You may have seen it behind St. Peter's Church at 2nd and C St. SE. Below...

On November 17th, 1927 a large tornado ripped through the area, destroying over 200 homes in D.C. and 300 structures in Alexandria. Up to...

With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share...
Alexandria real estate advertisement (1920)

Can you find these homes today? I did some sleuthing and the best I could come up with was E Walnut St between Little...
West Woodridge

Here is an advertisement in The Evening Star for real estate in West Woodridge, off of Rhode Island Ave. NE. It was printed on May 6th,...

Now this is an incredible, detailed map of Virginia outside of Washington. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress