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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?

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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Why Is It Named Woodley Park?

Who was Mr. Woodley, you’re probably wondering. Well unlike Mr. Cleveland’s eponymous neighborhood one stop past Woodley on the red line, this neighborhood was not named after some guy. It was named after a house, and one that has an interesting past …

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Photos of 1940s D.C. Streetcar Life

With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share some images of what streetcar living was like back in the middle of the 20th century. …

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