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Traffic on I-66

What Is Nestoring?

Autumn 1984, Washington DC – It was the best of times, it was the worst of traffic. In September of 1984, The Washington Post published a story about a horrendous Beltway accident. Though numerous letters were published in response to the story, one letter launched a discussion that continued for months, nay, years. In the […]

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Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Car Dealerships Prohibited From Selling During World War II

These photos show a cool old building on 14th St. in Logan Circle which still stands today. It used to be an automobile dealership and the photos below are from 1942 during World War II. In January of 1942 the U.S. government froze sales of all new automobiles until plans for rationing could be worked […]

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Rayful Edmond: The Babe Ruth of Crack Dealing
Washington Was Originally Named Rome, Maryland
Why Is There No J Street in Washington, DC?
History Behind Lion Statues in House of Cards Opening Credits
Remember Au Pied de Cochon?
Unbuilt Three Sisters Bridge Across the Potomac
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House Chamber of the Capitol circa 1908, with a quorum of ghosts in this time exposure.

U.S. House of Representatives in Better Days

This photo shows the old United States House of Representatives in a time when laws were passed, senators would verbally spar on the floor, and spend the evening socializing over whiskey and cigars. The good old days.

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1903 Map of National Mall’s East End

Okay, it’s been a really long time since we posted anything. Life gets busy when you have Ghost Toddler and a new Ghost Baby. But, a few extra hours after an evening when they both went to bed at a reasonable hour and we were able to dig up a few great old maps that […]

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Ebbitt House in 1865 as photographed by Matthew Brady (Wikipedia)

Old Ebbitt Grill History

GoDCer and long-distance reader Ben sent in a request to do a little digging on local favorite Old Ebbitt Grill. The restaurant has a great story, deeply tied to the history of our city, having been established in 1856. It’s...

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President's Palace design by John Collins

Who Almost Designed the White House?

Way back in the day, the building we now know as the White House was called the “President’s Palace”, “President’s Mansion”, or the “President’s House.” The nomenclature evolved over time, with the accepted name for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue becoming the...

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