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Day: February 6, 2013

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1903 map of Kalorama and Washington Heights

1903 Map of Kalorama and Washington Heights

Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and Kalorama were both very undeveloped back when this map was made. It shows the area just north of Boundary Street (Florida Avenue) as it looked in 1903.

Margaret Gorman in 1921 (Library of Congress)

Margaret Gorman: First Miss America and Washingtonian

You may not know this, but the First Miss America was a born and raised Washingtonian. The beauty pageant might be seen as completely irrelevant and anachronistic today, but there was a time when it was a really big deal. And, our own Margaret Gorman held the inaugural title of Miss America. Margaret was the […]

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