Check Out the National Cathedral Under Construction in 1925

Check Out the National Cathedral Under Construction in 1925

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 construction. Source: Library of Congress

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Mass Ave. Frat House: Beer, Swearing, and “Suggestive Songs”

Mass Ave. Frat House: Beer, Swearing, and “Suggestive Songs”

Oh my, “suggestive songs.” Not good, not good … especially in 1921 when this article was printed in The Washington Times. We came across an amusing headline, “Jollity of Frat Boys Results in Suit by Neighbor” and we had to dig ...

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1923 View of White House South Portico

1923 View of White House South Portico

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 of Congress

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What’s Behind This Detailed Downtown Photo of Shoomaker’s Liquor Store in 1917?

What’s Behind This Detailed Downtown Photo of Shoomaker’s Liquor Store in 1917?

I had some free time this weekend when Ghost Baby was snoozing, so I went deep on this photo I found at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Above is a terrific photo of part of the 1300 ...

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Check Out Foggy Bottom’s Columbia Hospital in the 1920s

Check Out Foggy Bottom’s Columbia Hospital in the 1920s

What a great old photo of Columbia Hospital taken some time in the early 1920s. Source: Library of Congress

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Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Here’s a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed at $15,000 then, and it just so happens that it is currently for sale at $1.145 ...

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Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter sign. Remington's sign removed, reveals old sign from the Golden Garter. Great history. What was it? ...

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Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

How fun is this old photo taken on December 14th, 1923? It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both sides of the aisle, battling it out with snowballs. I’d love to see Members of Congress ...

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What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

How amazing is this photo? You are looking from the southwest corner, where the Metro entrance is today, across the street towards the other Metro entrance and the BB&T bank. It’s incredible to see how different Columbia Heights was. It appears ...

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What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924?

What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924?

21st and C St. NW looked very different back around 1924 (mislabeled by the Library of Congress as 1916). The photo below shows the Potomac Park Apartments. This is the location of the Department of State today. Source: Library of ...

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