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February 13, 2012

Fort Myer in Arlington, VA (1917)

Bandits Reign in Sight of Capitol

Murders Committed, Trains Held Up, and Helpless Women Robbed, But Officers Do Nothing to Check Outlawry, for the “Crimes” Are in Moving Pictures. This was the headline on the front page of the Washington Times on Thursday, November 16th, 1911....

Captain John Smith map - full size (1612)

Why Is It Named Anacostia?

Curious why it's named Anacostia? Check out the history which goes back to Captain John Smith in the 17th century.

Eastern High School, 1700 E St. NE (Wikipedia)

Eastern High School: History of The Pride of Capitol Hill

I thought it would be a good to branch out and do a on Eastern High School (check them out on Facebook) near RFK Stadium. It’s a beautiful building at 1700 East Capitol St. NE, originally built in 1923. The...