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These are the best posts from Ghosts of DC, the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C.
Columbia Heights Tivoli Theater commercial

Here is a series of amazing photos that we came across on Flickr showing the 1968 riots in D.C. We've posted some stuff on...

This is a story that is most likely unknown to the great majority of GoDCers. Long-time DC residents may remember the controversy over the...

AERIAL VIEW OF WEST/FRONT AND NORTH/SIDE FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): VA-1272 Ball Building, 1437 N. Court House Road. VA-1273 Jesse Building, 1423-27 N. Court House Road. VA-1276 Jesse-Hosmer Building, 1419 N. Court House Road. VA-1275 Moncure (Adams, Porter, Radigan) Building, N. 1415 Court House Road. VA-1274 Rucker Building, N. 1403 Court House Road. - Lawyers' Row Block, North Court House Road between Fourteenth & Fifteenth Streets, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Do you recognize this part of Arlington? You're looking down down N Courthouse Rd. From the cars in the photo, I'm guessing that this...

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

Are you familiar with the District's boundary stones? Yes, those stones, which happen to be the namesake of one of my favorite bars in...

Tysons Corner 1936

We've been thinking about writing this post for quite some time. The mall in Tysons is currently the 13th largest in the United States and...

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This is a cool PBS video dug up by GoDCer Joe and sent along to share with all of you. You may have already...

Maine Ave. SW 1865

This photograph was taken in April 1865, which would have been right around the time of President Lincoln's assassination. You can see the unpaved...

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...

Glebe Rd. and 13th

Who was Mr. Glebe and why does he have such a prominent road named for him in Arlington. One would think that he was...

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....

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