Tag Archives: 1930s

First Parking Meters in D.C.

man checking out parking meters in 1938

Ugh, nobody likes parking meters. I always forget to have enough change, but thankfully, Parkmobile has saved the day. But, for our less fortunate grandparents, the installation of parking meters was a serious pain in the ass back in the …

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Happy News Cafe on 7th St. in 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. Exterior of the Happy News Cafe (described in a 1933 news item as "the new dietitian restaurant for the unemployed") at 1727 Seventh Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

This is a photo from Shorpy of Happy News Cafe at 1727 7th St. NW. … and the best part, is that the building is still there, albeit, slightly altered. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1727+7th+st+nw+dc&layer=c&sll=38.913660,-77.021496&cbp=13,81.76,,0,-3.59&cbll=38.913657,-77.021924&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1727+7th+St+NW,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20001&ll=38.91366,-77.021496&spn=0.004433,0.010568&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&panoid=atG_wnyFip90fJVA6dd3ig&source=embed&output=svembed]

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If Walls Could Talk: The Pig

The Pig at 1320 14th St. NW (foodnomad.net)

Congratulations to the latest “If Walls Could Talk” poll winner, The Pig. Congrats! @thepigdc with a huge late surge to 45%, you are indeed the winner over @rustikdc @darlingtonhouse @nelliesdc @18thamendment — Ghosts of DC (@GhostsofDC) November 2, 2012 So, …

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Washington’s Last World Series

We are guaranteed to play postseason baseball after last night’s win over the Dodgers. Our magic number to win the National League East is down to eight games. Let’s see some #NATITUDE from GoDCers and pride in our baseball team! …

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