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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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  • J. Carron

    Any idea what direction that is looking, or what that mansion is? I imagine it is no longer there of course. Cool photo!

    • There is an article on this site that may have an answer. Search “Palatial homes Dupont Circle” on the website search tool

  • Milton J. Wishard

    When the trolleys were still running on the surface, they ran only on the west side of the circle. This was due to the fact that Cissy Patterson lived on the East Side.