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Day: January 6, 2012

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Red Rocks Firebrick Pizzeria

If Walls Could Talk: Red Rocks Pizzeria in Columbia Heights

I am obsessed with Red Rocks at 11th and Park NW. I have been since day one. In the hopes that I can convince my wife to go there tonight (or at least this weekend), I think it’s only fitting that they’re the first restaurant that I do a little historical research on. At least […]

The Marriage of J.E.B. Stuart’s Daughter

The Baltimore Sun on January 6th, 1887 has a notice of the Waller-Stuart wedding, which happened the day prior in Staunton, VA. This of course is notable because Miss Virginia Pelham Stuart was the daughter of the J.E.B. Stuart. We all know him as the guy that participated in the capture of John Brown and […]

100 Years Ago: President and Mrs. Taft Dine at Knox Residence

An interesting society section article in the Washington Post from January 5th, 1912 (I know I’m a day late. I started this last night and set it to post today) mentions that President William Howard Taft — the heaviest president we’ve ever had the pleasure of electing — had dinner the night before at his […]

The Georgetown to Glen Echo Trolley

Here’s another cool old streetcar video. This is the The Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway line (“Cabin John Trolley”) from Georgetown. Disclaimer: the music is horribly cheesy, so you might want to mute it. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia: Incorporated in 1892 and opened in 1895, The Washington & Great Falls Electric […]

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