Woodley Park

Happy Sunday, and welcome to map week! Starting now, going through the rest of the week, we're posting a map each day, so get pumped. GoDCers love maps! And this is a great one to start with. Here'...

Here's a great old advertisement for Woodley Park in 1928. We found this one in The Washington Post, and it's advertising some Wardman homes.

In these 1966 drawings, train cars roll below the surface of Connecticut Avenue -- but above Rock Creek. Holes have been cut through the massive concrete supports of the Taft Bridge. These amazing ear...

Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog went on another walk this past weekend to seek out three more stories for the GoDC community. This time, she passed through Adams Morgan, en route to the Duke Ellington Bridge (formerly ...

Walter Spangenberg, captain in the Woodrow Wilson High School Cadet Corps at the school's Regimental Ball during WWII - October 1943 (Shorpy)

This is a far more charming photo of Washington in 1943 than the mock execution being held on the grounds of Woodrow Wilson High School. More than likely, Spangenberg was in the background of that p...

Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure (Smithsonian)

We are a great nation and Americans in the 1880s were proud of their rapidly growing and dominant country. But how can you truly be a great nation without a national zoo to show off all the wonderful ...

By now, everyone should know this is a blog about local history and stories lost to time. But our reader Suzanne commented on Facebook that we should post a local ghost story. So, I'm happy to oblige ...

The "Rainbow Row" of homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW

This is the first in a four-part series of posts covering the colorful homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW, between Calvert St. and Biltmore St. You've seen these before, the green, yellow, red and blue homes...

Greenberg House, photo by Karen Ruckman

A curious Ghosts of D.C. reader posted on Facebook that she wanted to know why Syracuse has a house in Woodley Park. I too am curious each time I walk by the Greenberg House at 2301 Calvert St. NW. So...

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