About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Clark

    The best part about this map is the fact that, despite Rockville’s best efforts in the 60s and 70s to wipe the slate clean through Urban Renewal projects, many of these buildings are still here!

  • Rick Scully

    Grew up in Derwood — between Rockville and Gaithersburg — in the late 60s- early 80s, and went to church at St. Mary’s, which is the green area marked Catholic Church on the far right.