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1633 North Capitol St. NE

If Walls Could Talk: Super Liquor – House of Cards Edition

Like most of D.C., probably the country, we’re obsessed with House of Cards. It’s a little over the top, but sometimes that’s the beauty of it. Unfortunately, we don’t often expect movies about Washington to be largely filmed in the...
Nanny O'Briens

If Walls Could Talk: Nanny O’Briens

Congratulations to our latest “If Walls Could Talk” poll winner, Nanny O’Briens. We’re going to do a little digging into the history of your building at 3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. The Greek restaurant investor On September 11th, 1952, The Washington Post...
Joe Gibbs in 1992

The Day Joe Gibbs ‘Retired’

Sportscaster Steve Buckhantz is best known as the long-time TV play-by-play voice for the Washington Wizards. But in early 1993, when he was sports director at WTTG-TV (Channel 5), he scored one of Washington’s most stunning sports scoops, breaking the news that the...
Missouri Avenue NW

Concord Avenue Becomes Missouri Avenue

GoDCer Bob sent in this photo of a man putting up new street signs for Missouri Ave. The photo is from 1946.
Washington, D.C, 1921. "Scripps-Booth Sales Co., 14th Street N.W." And one very shiny sedan. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Evening Photo: Old 1921 Car on 14th Street

This is a great old photo for you to examine. It’s a Scripps-Booth sitting in front of the dealer at 1012 14th St. NW, which is just north of K St. Unfortunately, the building no longer exists. If you’re still...
1906 photo of the Government Printing Office

The “Largest Printing Office in the World” … in 1916

Thanks to the GoDC Editor-in-Chief Tom for letting me drop in and contribute again. I have a number of topics to tick off, so let’s get to it! Back in 2012, there was a little post here on banning joy...
Harlem, DC

Foxhall Village: Formerly Known as Harlem?

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 in the early 1880s and named Harlem, after the town in the Netherlands (i.e., Haarlem)....
Albert Hall at Catholic University

Albert Hall at Catholic University in the 1910s

Any Catholic University folks out there? How do you like this old photo? Source: Library of Congress
Rock Creek Parkway

1886 Plan to Fill In and Build Over Rock Creek

This is an awesome find. We dug up a fascinating article in the Washington Post from May 23rd, 1886. This was for a proposed tunnel diverting the creek’s path. A large impetus for the this plan was to better unite...
Camp, Fort Totten

Another Amazing Photo of Fort Totten

Here is another great photograph of Fort Totten. This one appears to be from around World War I.