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Day: March 25, 2013

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Southern Railway Building in 1917

Lost History: Southern Railway Building

Sad. Just tragic. The building below is the old Southern Railway Building, formerly located at 13th and Pennsylvania. This building was purchased by the United States Government in 1928 for $2,680,000 to make way for the construction of Federal Triangle.

Hotel Harrington in 1916

Three Ads for Hotel Harrington in 1914

Hotel Harrington will have its 100th birthday next year in March. It’s one of the landmark D.C. buildings downtown that was spared the destruction of the redevelopment of the 1970s and 1980s. For a little twist on our “Three Things…”

P. Hohmann Saloon

Lost History: P. Hohmann Saloon

Here is another excellent old saloon from 1913, lost to history. Mullany’s Saloon had a neighbor with Hohmann’s Saloon. The most amazing part of this photograph is the Washington Monument peeking out in the background. The saloon stood at the

D. Mullany's Saloon at 14th and E St. NW in 1913

Lost History: D. Mullany’s Saloon

We’re trying out a new category called “Lost History” today. We spent a good part of the weekend reading James Goode’s excellent (and depressing) book Capital Losses, and wanted to feature some more lost history of D.C. Our first post is

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