Monthly Archives: November 2012

ZipHorse or Horse2Go?

ZipHorse or Horse2Go?

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 great detail. Click on ...

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Three Stories About Boundary Castle

Three Stories About 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 Henderson. John, being the former Senator from ...

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1888 Map of Swampoodle

1888 Map of Swampoodle

GoDCers love maps … and they love Swampoodle. If you’re unfamiliar with Swampoodle, it was a rough and tumble, working-class Irish neighborhood which was destroyed to make way for Union Station in the early 1900s (stay tuned for another map of ...

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First Parking Meters in D.C.

First Parking Meters in D.C.

Ugh, nobody likes parking meters. I always forget to have enough change, but thankfully, Parkmobile has saved the day. But, for our less fortunate grandparents, the installation of parking meters was a serious pain in the ass back in the ...

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Why is it Named Clyde’s

Why is it Named Clyde’s

I guarantee that just about every GoDCer out there has either been to Clyde’s, or one owned by them. The Clyde’s Restaurant Group has a big footprint in D.C. and the surrounding area, with Old Ebbitt Grill, 1789 Restaurant, The ...

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1878 Map of Bethesda District

1878 Map of Bethesda District

This is a great one. We finally dug up a few good maps of the surrounding area, outside the District line. This shows Bethesda and a chunk of Montgomery County (why is it named Montgomery County?). Click on it for ...

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Happy News Cafe on 7th St. in 1937

Happy News Cafe on 7th St. in 1937

This is a photo from Shorpy of Happy News Cafe at 1727 7th St. NW. … and the best part, is that the building is still there, albeit, slightly altered. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1727+7th+st+nw+dc&layer=c&sll=38.913660,-77.021496&cbp=13,81.76,,0,-3.59&cbll=38.913657,-77.021924&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1727+7th+St+NW,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20001&ll=38.91366,-77.021496&spn=0.004433,0.010568&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&panoid=atG_wnyFip90fJVA6dd3ig&source=embed&output=svembed]

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