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Map of Rockville in 1879

map of Rockville in 1879

We are very much obsessed with old maps. I think it’s safe to say that the bulk of you are as well. And here is another one to obsess over, especially for the GoDCers out in Montgomery County (do you …

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Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.

Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street

If you live in Alexandria or have been there, you have undoubtedly been by this house. This is the Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House on North Washington St, sometime in the 1930s. Check out the house today. Looks exactly the same. [googlemaps,+Alexandria,+VA&layer=c&sll=38.807231,-77.046700&cbp=13,296.84,,0,0.74&cbll=38.807071,-77.046567&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=220+N+Washington+St,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&ll=38.807231,-77.0467&spn=0.008009,0.013604&t=m&z=14&panoid=bJ_ugY23Qvgxt-clN44DVQ&source=embed&output=svembed]

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The Poor Kids of Georgetown

I know it’s probably hard to imagine, but Georgetown wasn’t always the bastion of Washington’s wealthy. Back in the 1930s many working class and even poor families lived in the neighborhoods now mostly occupied by lawyers, politicians and rich diplomats. …

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The Traffic Light Bandit

January 5, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Traffic Director Eldridge inspecting new lights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

This might make you think twice about stopping at a red light … well, maybe not. Nevertheless, it’s an amusing read on the terrors of driving in 1927. The article below is from the Washington Post on March 15th of …

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