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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Sherman's subdivision of Columbia Heights in 1869

Cool 1869 Property Map of Columbia Heights

This property map of Columbia Heights from 1869 shows John Sherman’s subdivision with the old …

  • DC20009

    With Horatio Greenough’s shocking dirty statue of George Washington still banished to the lawn.

  • ET

    Every time I see exterior shots feature that statue I just have to smile.