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Day: July 2, 2012

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 heat index

This Is Like Africa Hot

It has been ridiculously hot out … and we’re having crazy thunderstorms at night to boot. Well, if you think this is bad, try living in the area in 1980. On July 16th, 1980, the city hit a record heat index, which has yet to be eclipsed, of 122! That is hot. That is like […]

William Stickney residence in the 1870s. William leading against building (source: adolf-cluss.org)

Lost History: The Stickney House at 6th and M

Why did we knock down half of the amazing buildings in Washington? It’s tragic and depressing when you read through John’s book “Lost Washington” or James’ book “Capitol Losses.” Sadly, the home below was torn down and replaced by something substantially less appealing in the 70s. One of our early GoDC readers, Betsy, sent in a request […]

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