Daily Archives: Aug 24, 2012

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...

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...

City of Washington, statistical maps / compiled by Lieut. F.V. Greene, assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, July 1st 1880 ; compiled by Lieut. F.V. Greene, U.S. Eng'rs ... to accompany the annual report of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for the year ending June 30th 1880 ; Wm. T.O. Bruff, del., Eng'r Dept., D.C.

Interesting ... it appears that property in Shaw and Mt. Vernon square is worth three to four times more that in Dupont Circle. This...

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