Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Washington, D.C.
view of Mall from Smithsonian

What a beautiful view of the Mall from the Smithsonian. This was taken in the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress

Firemen putting out the Boundary Field fire

GoDCer Rych sent in a couple great photos which piqued our interest in the fire that destroyed our old ballpark. No, not Griffith Stadium...

Capitol at night

How beautiful is this image of the Capitol Building? It was taken between 1918 and 1920. Source: Library of Congress

The National Cathedral

This is an old photo from April 2nd, 1925, showing the National Cathedral under construction. Source: Library of Congress And here's one of the interior under...

South portico of the White House as seen through entrance from East Executive Ave., N.W.

This is an excellent view of the White House's South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger version. Source: Library...

The old U.S. Naval Observatory, on the Hilltop in Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C., the current headquarter of BUMED.

This is a really cool film sent to us by GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending, and sorry it took so long to post!

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the...


It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This...

J.P. Morgan in Washington

This is an old photo of J.P. Morgan walking in front of the Capitol Building in 1912. He was in town to testify before...

Washington Monument at night

Here's a terrific old photo of the Washington Monument at night. Source: Library of Congress

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