Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's mansion at 2501 30th St. NW was raided by the FBI last week. Everyone's Googling around for details on Deripaska, but naturally, we're more interested in the history of the property.
We stumbled upon a fascinating article from The Washington Post from March 1968, written by Elizabeth Shelton. The headline was "Democratic Women Get Preview of Year 2000" and some of it was incredibly prescient. Read on to learn more about the predictions of Dr. Anthony Wiener of the Hudson Institute.
A look at the historic National Hotel, once located at 6th & Pennsylvania Ave. Presidents and duels were plotted there, and John Wilkes Booth stayed there before Lincoln's assassination. The Newseum now stands in its place.
Explore an old photograph of Ford's Theatre with us in the new "Pictures Tell a Story" series. We've dug up some fascinating facts about the people and buildings in the photo, including a prosthetic legs store and Georgetown College.
The Duke of Abruzzi and Kitty Elkins had a scandalous, gossiped-about love affair, but it would not be so. Read the story of their 5 year courtship against all odds, and the surprising outcome of this forbidden love affair.
In these 1966 drawings, train cars roll under Connecticut Avenue, but above Rock Creek. These amazing early Metro plans never came to fruition. They depict the Red Line between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park.