Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bonus Army eviction in 1932 (Wikipedia)

If you're fortunate enough to be participating in WABA's "Down the Tubes" ride tomorrow, the last stop on your journey is going to be Poplar Point. Probably 70% of District residents don't know what t...

O Street pumping station (JDLand)

Your second major stop on the WABA "Down the Tubes" bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down by the Navy Yard. This is a beautiful old Beaux-Arts building from the earl...

Bryant Street pumping station (Wikipedia)

You may or may not be aware of this, but it you're part of the latter group, listen up. WABA (aka, the Washington Area Bicycle Association) is having a family-friendly event, collaborating with DC w...

Library of Congress main reading room (Wikipedia)

I love the Library of Congress. Who doesn't? It has to be one of the most, if not the most ornate building in the city. If you haven't been inside, you need to, because it's beautiful and extremely im...

Murder Bay in 1855 (Smithsonian)

The old neighborhood of Murder Bay intrigues me -- I'm sure the name itself piques your macabre interest -- and have seen a couple interesting posts on the subject lately, over at Kim Bender's The Loc...

Real estate advertisement from 1920 (Washington Times)

I'm sure anyone would like rent of $42.50. This advertisement from 1920 is making a strong argument for Washingtonians to buy an apartment. "Owning your own Apartment is preferred to o...

Walter Reed Army Hospital flu ward circa 1919 (Shorpy)

I was researching a couple of stories and I came across an article that was so sad that I had to share it with you. It's from the Washington Times on October 19th, 1918. The world was in the middle o...

Here's another interesting video, giving you some history you probably don't know. I'm also guessing a number of you work in or near this building. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xojtwf_hart-offi...

Greg Joly, Washington Capitals #1 (overall) draft pick in 1974

It was to be expected that the Caps would suck in their first year. It was the team's first year in D.C and the NHL. They joined the league that year as an expansion team, along with the Kansas Ci...

Takoma Theater in the 1980s (WAMU)

This is a guest post by Jason (aka, @MidAtlanticBias) At the top of our fair city sits a nearly 100 year old movie theatre. Until this post, I didn't think I had ever seen its interior. But I have. A...

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