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Cars in front of the Washington Monument in 1956

Check out this great set of photos GoDCer Bill sent in (a while ago, sorry I'm just now posting them). The wild part is that tours passed by the front of the White House...

Thanks to a tip from GoDCer John, we did some digging into the story of a soldier who disappeared from Ft. Myer in 1967. A few Google searches later and we came across the...

Here's a cool old photo showing President Herbert Hoover with a large group of boys and girls at the White House. Source: Shorpy
Circa 1911, landmarks include, from left, Memorial Continental Hall (headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution); the Corcoran Gallery of Art; State, War and Navy Building; and White House West Wingtip. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

How amazing is this beautiful photo from 1911? Click on it for a much larger, detailed version. Source: Shorpy
1835 map of Washington

Now here is an interesting article that we dug up in the old archives. We found an article in The Baltimore Sun, from January 28th, 1839, discussing the possibility of retroceding Georgetown to Maryland. Most...
Plat of the tracts of land called "Mill Seat," "Philadelphia," and "Frogland," from the original patents as located in Georgetown D.C. / B.D. Carpenter, surveyor.

Do you know any of these old Georgetown neighborhoods? Here is an old map of Georgetown from 1885. Source: Library of Congress
Plan of LeDroit Park in 1880

Check out this great old plan for LeDroit Park from back in 1880. Also, make sure you read up on why it's named LeDroit Park. Source: Library of Congress

This map is amazing with the amount of details. Click on it to zoom in. It's from 1904. Source: Library of Congress