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Civil War Reaches Tennallytown

Fort Stevens in 1864

Some of you may recall the naming debates we posted about Tenleytown some time ago. We did some more history sleuthing for some good stories about the neighborhood and came across a great article from The Baltimore Sun, printed on July …

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What Were the Godey Lime Kilns?

Historic American Buildings Survey Photographer unknown, c. 1938 EXTERIOR FROM SOUTH Copied from print in files of National Capital Region, National Park Service, Washington, D. C. - Godey Lime Kilns (Ruins), Junction of Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Have you driven up Rock Creek Parkway (when did it become one-way?) from the Watergate (check out this amazing aerial photo) and wondered what those bizarre stone structures were on the right as you pass Whitehurst Freeway? We also wondered, …

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Why Is It Named Mt. Pleasant?

Mt. Pleasant hospitals during the Civil War

Have you ever found yourself sitting at The Raven in the wee hours of a Saturday evening, wondering why it’s called Mt. Pleasant? Well, we’ll tell you, and then the next time you find yourself debating the origins with your …

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