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October 29, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Melvin Jones, 5, who pierced heart with scissors."

Here's a super crazy story. The boy below is Melvin Jones, five years old, who lived at 210 9th St. NE with his family....
Washington, D.C. Scott Circle

This is a terrific old photo of Scott Circle at night in April of 1943. Check out this great post showing the circle in...
Washington, D.C. Street corner, 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W.

Here is a shot of a woman waiting for the streetcar just west of 7th St. on Florida Ave., NW, taken in 1942 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...
front facade of the Whitelaw

We came across this headline inĀ The Evening Star, printed on November 22nd, 1919. It announced the completion of The Whitelaw Hotel (Wikipedia) at 13th...
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...

You think that it's cold now? Try living in D.C. back on February 11th, 1899. Thanks to GoDCer Brian, we decided to look into...
Tysons Corner Center sign in 1969

After our great post the other day on the origin of Tysons' name, we went digging around the Internet to find some old photos...
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 StatesĀ and...