We put out a call the other day for some story suggestions and GoDCer from Chicago, Rose, sent along the idea of digging into Clara Barton’s former office and boarding house on 7th St. NW.
This excellent video by C-SPAN tells the incredible story of the building and how it had been “lost” for over a century before a construction worker discovered the true identity of the building. The building had been slated for demolition and redevelopment, but a last minute discovery saved the building.
It’s a great story, so watch the entire clip.
- Amazing Old Photo of Capitol Dome Construction in 1858 (ghostsofdc.org)
- Washington’s Rough-and-Tumble Lost Neighborhood of Murder Bay (ghostsofdc.org)
- Great Civil War Photographs of Washington (ghostsofdc.org)