By 1854 the Washington Monument was about a third complete when the Washington National Monument Society ran out of funds and had to halt construction.
This is a beautiful topographical map of the area that would become Rock Creek Park. The map was done in 1866 in compliance with a
There used to be an airport where the Pentagon stands today. Washington-Hoover Airport operated from 1933 to 1941, replaced by National Airport.
When we started this blog last year, we received close to zero emails from readers. That’s probably because we only had a dozen or so
Here are two amazing photographs from Teddy Roosevelt‘s Inauguration in 1905. Thanks again to the Library of Congress.
Hains point is named for Peter Conover Hains, a prominent Major General in the U.S. Army and served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.
This is a terrific old photo of 21st and F St. NW at the conclusion of the Civil War. Does is look a little different
Due to restricted air space, this view of the White House from above is nearly impossible to get today. Source: Library of Congress
This is awesome. This was only two years ago, but this is history that we all remember. It is one of those performances that will
Check this out. Look familiar? This mode of transportation closely resembles the Segways you see zipping around D.C., carrying tourists around the sites. Or maybe
I had the pleasure of speaking to a great class at AU last week. One of the students asked if we had ever done a
These are old maps of Washington in 1874. They're amazingly detailed and are a "manual for business men."