Gonzaga, Sidwell Friends, St. Albans and Farewell to a Local Legend
It’s Saturday, the Nats lost again, the Caps are not in the playoffs and there are a lot of tourists clogging up the metro. Yes, we are officially heading towards the summer months. The worst part of the week is losing Chuck Brown … a sad day for all D.C.
- The New Gonzaga College in 1913 — The Gonzaga Eagles seemed to be pretty popular this week. Much more so than the post about St. Albans or Sidwell Friends. I had no idea that Pat Buchanan went there.
- Old Police Call Boxes of Washington — Have you started noticing these all around the city now?
- Let Us Make You Fat — What a weird ad.
And in the interest of only highlighting only the positive and things of interest from around the Web, I’m going to cease posting the duds of the week — unless there were majorly crappy and require being called out for that.
So these are the things we read this week.
- 131 years ago, today, Frederick Douglass was confirmed as D.C. Recorder of Deeds — GoDC friend and reader wrote a great post about Frederick Douglass being confirmed as the D.C. Recorder of Deeds 131 years ago, yesterday. Stay tuned for his book about Douglass.
- Amateur Historian Plies the Potomac — Garrett is good at this local history stuff. If you haven’t checked out his books, you should.
- Historical Maps of Cleveland Park — The Cleveland Park Historical Society has a little post about the Baist maps for their neighborhood.
Enjoy your weekend. I’m going to crank out a few posts for next week and then head out to enjoy the weather with a hike in Rock Creek Park with my dog. Or maybe I’ll take a nap on the couch.