Day: March 7, 2013

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John Thompson - Class of 1960

Hoover, Thompson, Leftwich and Malloy

More than 50 years later, the names still evoke magical and majestic memories for long-time DC basketball fans. The Archbishop John Carroll Lions of the late 1950’s arguably still reign as this city’s best-ever high school hoopsters. They reeled off

a non-exploded manhole cover

Pennsylvania Avenue Sewer Explodes; Heard Miles Around

This is a crazy story. I actually remember something similar happening in Georgetown maybe a decade or so ago. Anyone lese recall that? The article below is from the Washington Post on August 31st, 1889. A loud report, which was

November 1942. Washington, D.C. "Southwest section. Two Negro boys." Large format negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information.

Amazing Photo of Two Boys in Southwest (1942)

Amazing photograph here of two young boys in Southwest during World War II, before the quadrant was pretty much obliterated and rebuilt in the ugly, brutalist style that stands today. What a shame.

Perspective sketch - Washington Manual Training High School, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect (1895-1898)

Washington Manual Training High School in 1895

Below is a great drawing of the Washington Manual Training High School around 1895. Today, this building is the Asbury Dwellings apartment building. Here is the Google Street View of the same corner today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.912274,-77.021863&spn=0.011804,0.022638&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=38.912342,-77.022084&panoid=u1nkd6en4ypw5O3Xvq_V_A&cbp=12,117.04,,0,-7.51&source=embed&output=svembed]

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