Monthly Archives: November 2012

September 15, 1922. Clarence Sherrill, son of the Washington, D.C., superintendent of public buildings. National Photo Co.

Below is a great photograph that we found on Shorpy. The young boy riding down the hill is Clarence Sherrill, Jr., son of Col. Clarence Sherrill, the superintendent of public buildings in D.C. ...

1903 map of Swampoodle

Here's another map of Swampoodle from 1903. Make sure you check out the 1888 one and compare them. This has the proposed Union Station superimposed over the neighborhood and you'll see some familiar s...

Clayton Morgan, Jr.

What an awesome headline ... we have to share this one with GoDCers. On October 28th, 1957, the Washington Post reported on a bizarre incident, where a man took a streetcar for an illegal joyri...

This is a fascinating real estate section to study. Click on it for greater detail and check out the ads for homes in Mt. Pleasant, Cleveland Park and Columbia Heights.

Below is a photograph of five newspaper boys in front of the Capitol Building. It's always great to see these photos accompanied with the names of those in the picture. We'll see what we can dig up on...

April 1865. Washington, D.C. "John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th, where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1." From photographs pertaining to the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown.

Have trouble finding a horse to get groceries? Want to get out town for the weekend?  Look no further than John C. Howard's stable on G St. This is another incredible photo from the 1860s with ...

1919. "U.S. Army. Return of Washington, D.C., soldiers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Here's a powerful photo. The soldier looks absolutely thrilled to be back and hold, what appears to be, his baby. The baby, on the other hand, not so thrilled to be handled.

Rosslyn City, the Brooklyn of Washington - 1889

This is great. It's an advertisement from The Washington Post on September 8th, 1889. While we're on the topic, do you know how it got its name?, or where Ballston got its name?

The home at 1730 to 1738 V St. NW

GoDC buddy Wayne has kindly requested some digging into the story of the "hobbit homes" on V St. NW. We're happy to oblige as we are quite curious of their origins. So, this will be a unique "If Walls...

Boundary Castle

Meridian Hill was once graced with the presence of a magnificent castle. Yes, a castle. Boundary Castle, also known as Henderson Castle and sometimes Prospect Castle, was the home of John and Mary ...

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