1960s

Here's a sad story that we dug up in The Washington Post from May 26th, 1969. An argument over a dog that bit a young boy ended in the fatal shooting of the son of the dog's owner last night in 13t...

"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal." All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab.

Dulles Airport has an almost Mad Men like romanticism, even though these mobile lounges were a giant pain in the ass. The photo below is another angle in black and white of this photo we posted a long...

Proposed 1968 highways

As you all know, D.C. is one of the only cities (if not the lone city) without an interstate highway cutting through the heart of it. I-395 makes its way all the way to New York Ave. and I-295 slices ...

Columbia Heights

It's not possible for one to argue that Columbia Heights has been catapulted to the epicenter of gentrification and real estate renaissance over the last decade. It's certainly brought back economic l...

We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter sign. https://twitter.com/capitolization/status/487000862414217216...

National Savings and Trust Building in 1960

What an awesome photo. This was sent in by GoDCer Andy, from his Flickr collection. This is the building close to the White House, on the northeast corner of 15th and New York Ave. NW. The photo was t...

proposed tunnel system in Washington

The car culture of America was in full force through the 1950s and 1960s. Sadly, many beautiful cities and neighborhoods were ruined as a result of this push to get rid of streetcars, build up highway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avEa_cGNaKQ Here is an old film that we dug up at the National Archives. It's from 1968, showing the devastation of the riots following MLK's assassination.

The Watergate Complex

This is an interesting article that we came across in The Washington Post, Times Herald from May 30th, 1962. At the time, there was much debate about the proposed Watergate Towne complex set to be bui...

Proposed design for the Kennedy Center

Check out this great find. It's a rendering of a proposed design for the Kennedy Center, then called the National Cultural Center. It's actually not terribly different, just with far more curved lines...

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