Daily Archives: Aug 24, 2012

Police Raid Gambler’s Den on E Street

Police raid a gambler's den. Several loads of book makers were taken from the E. St. address by the police (Library of Congress)

A huge gambling bust happened on January 31st, 1925. The location was a crowded restaurant on E St. where people would gather for illegal dice games and gambling. The Washington Post reported on it the following day. A Greek restaurant …

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1815 Map of the Capitol and Its Surroundings

Map exhibiting the property of the U.S. in the vicinity of the Capitol : colored red, with the manner in which it is proposed to lay off the same in building lots, as described in the report to the Sup't of the city to which this is annexed / BHLatrobe, one of the surveyors of the city of Washington, Dec. 3d 1815.

It’s map Friday! Hopefully you liked the last map we posted, because maps seem to be super popular among GoDCers. Check this one out and click on it for greater detail. Related articles 1907 Map of LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale¬†(ghostsofdc.org) …

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