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View of house at 800 16th Street NW once occupied by Secretary of State John Hay (1898-1905).

Before the Hay-Adams Hotel

This is what stood on the corner of 16th and H St. before the iconic Hay-Adams Hotel. this was the home of former Secretary...
Long-distance view of the Government Printing Office on the northwest corner of North Capitol and G Streets NW showing structures in the 600 block of North Capitol and a streetcar heading south on North Capitol.

Giant Government Printing Office Building in 1909

Here is a really cool old photo of the Government Printing Office off of North Capitol St. Source: Dig DC Don't miss this great story that...
guns kill people

Capitol Hill Wife Murdered by Drunk Lover, Discovered by Husband Returning From Work at...

Digging through the old newspaper archives, we uncovered a the following headline: "Found Wife Murdered; And Many Lay Dead Beside Her In Husband's Home; Believes...
proposed underground streetcar system - 1912

Original Subway Planned for Downtown D.C. in 1912

Much to our surprise, when doing some research on Metro and subway history in our city, we came across and article printed in The Washington...
Gordon Hotel

Beautiful Lost Gordon Hotel at 16th and I Streets

Source: Library of Congress Chances are that most of you aren't familiar with the old Gordon Hotel (or just The Gordon). It has been long...
Truxton Circle

Why Is It Named Truxton Circle? And, Where’s the Circle?

Source: Greater Greater Washington Today, Truxton Circle is a phantom circle. It used to sit at the intersection of North Capitol St., Florida Ave., and...
Washington Post headline - March 18th, 1912

Man in Jealous Rage Kills Wife and Self

We wanted to dig up a few stories on Buzzard Point since it's recently been in the news as the potential site for our...
GhostsofBaltimore.org

Spread the Word … Hello Ghosts of Baltimore!

It's time to expand the GoDC reach and branch out into a second city. Our natural choice was Charm City, just 40 miles north...
Klingle and Park Roads homes for sale

Homes for Sales on Klingle and Park Roads (1922)

Here's a great old real estate advertisement, printed in the Washington Times on April 15th, 1922. We posted a similar ad earlier this year. Source:...
Lincoln Memorial around 1921

Lincoln Memorial Before Some A-Hole Vandalized It

I'm pissed that someone threw paint on the Lincoln Memorial. It is the most epic form of disrespect in recent memory. Why the hell...
plan for the proposed National Library at Judiciary Square

Proposed National Library at Judiciary Square

Obviously, our national library is not at Judiciary Square, but before we committed to building the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill, there were...
Hanging at Ft. Granger of William O Williams and Gip Peters Harper’s Weekly July 4 1863

Secesh Spies in a Union Tour

This guest post was written by Canden Schwantes and is an excerpt from her book Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies. William Orton Williams and...
Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May 21, 2005) - Air Force One takes off from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., during the 2005 Joint Service Open House. President George W. Bush was en route to Grand Rapids, Mich., to give a graduation speech to the 2005 graduates of Calvin College. The 89th Presidential Airlift Group at Andrews Air Force Base is responsible for Air Force One, which is housed in a 140,000-square-foot maintenance and support complex. The Joint Services Open House, held May 20-22, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation’s armed forces which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (Wikipedia)video

Why Is It Named Joint Base Andrews?

Do you know why it's named Andrews Air Force Base? Who was Andrews? If you know, before reading this, you are an all-star GoDCer. The...
Ku Klux Klan members march in Washingtonvideo

Dark Days of the Ku Klux Klan Parading Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is absolutely horrifying. Some of you may not know this, but in 1928 (and a number of other times in the 1920s), the Ku...

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