What a cool old photo of 7th and G St. NW in 1911.
Source: Dig DC
If you live in Arlington, you’ve probably driven past this place a thousand times. The shopping center we’re talking about sits at the intersection of
Technically, it wasn’t a full marathon as it was only 20 miles, but young Henry Elphinstone from Baltimore finished first with a time of 2
We need some help pinpointing the dates of these photos. They were labeled 1905 to 1945. My guess is sometime in the 1930s? Source: Library
Happy Sunday, and welcome to map week! Starting now, going through the rest of the week, we’re posting a map each day, so get pumped.
Ulysses Grant was arrested for directing by William West, an African-American metropolitan policeman. This is a great historical story.
Herbert Bell was the unfortunate victim of a railroad accident in 1912, where he lost his left above the knee. He was able to sue
We wrote a great post about Chain Bridge a while back. That shared a few images of it, but we recently came across this gem.
Recognize any places in this map of Petworth? It’s from 1921 and shows a bit of development from the 1907 map that we posted a
I remember this so vividly. I walked the length of the Mall, stood on the west front steps of the Capitol (which you can no
Here are two great old maps that we found showing Georgetown. We know how much GoDCers love maps (we do too), so here you go.
That’s right. At one point, D.C. had it’s own Harlem. The plot of land between Conduit Road (now MacArthur Boulevard) and Foxhall Road was developed
Here is some old craziness to (I hate to use the word) entertain you. This is from the Washington Post on December 6th, 1884. By