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Need a Gas Range circa 1916?

Gas range avertisement 1916

If you live in the D.C. metropolitan area, and you pay bills, chances are, you’re paying Washington Gas (formerly known as Washington Gas Light Company). They’ve been serving the area for close to 160 years now and about a hundred …

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Proposed White House on Meridian Hill

Proposed Executive Mansion sponsored by Mary Foote Henderson

Here’s a good one from the Library of Congress archives. It’s a drawing of the proposed new Executive Mansion, to be built on Meridian Hill (where the park is today). It looks quite ostentatious for American tastes and, in my …

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