Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Washington, D.C.

Whoa. This one is amazing. James Buchanan was the president when this photo was taken -- unless it was early that year, then it...

The White House at night

Check out this great old photograph from 1907. It shows the North Portico of the White House after a winter snow on February 18th,...

New Willard's lobby

Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in...

Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, facing left, standing alongside his war horse, "Cincinnati"

This is one of the more interesting personal stories that we've uncovered. For a while now, we've heard stories about President Grant being arrested for...

1864 photo of Arlington House

Check out this great photo shared by GoDCer Matthew. Thanks for sharing!  

Ulysses S. Grant memorial lion in House of Cards opening credits

Everyone is House of Cards crazy, and so are we. That's why we wrote this post on Super Liquors, shown in the opening credits....

President McKinley in Oakland (1901)video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture...

Walter Johnson in 1939

It's been extremely difficult for me to track down any audio recording of the greatest pitcher of all time, Walter Johnson. We have written...

Griffith Stadium

This is cool. I've had a few questions over the years about Griffith Stadium, and specifically, where it stood. We dug up a map...

Joe Gibbs in 1992

Sportscaster Steve Buckhantz is best known as the long-time TV play-by-play voice for the Washington Wizards. But in early 1993, when he was sports director at WTTG-TV (Channel...

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