If Walls Could Talk

What stories are there if walls could talk in Washington, D.C.?

Before 2Amys on Macomb Street

This isn't a full "If Walls Could Talk" post since we couldn't find a ton of information on 3715 & 3713 Macomb...

If Walls Could Talk: Chez Billy in Petworth

I just went to Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) in Petworth for the first time the other day to grab drinks and some...

Wok and Roll Restaurant, Mary Surratt, and the Conspiracy to Kill...

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng. I’ve been to D.C.’s Chinatown a number of times. I...
View of 1523 31st St. NW

If Walls Could Talk: Georgetown’s Breiding House at 1523 31st St....

I was taking a nice Sunday walk through Georgetown with Mrs. Ghost when we passed a very unique-looking home at 1523 31st St. NW....
Home Rule

If Walls Could Talk: Home Rule

Here we go with our third winner of the "If Walls Could Talk" Twitter poll. This time we are going to focus on Home...
1633 North Capitol St. NEvideo

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...
Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town

If Walls Could Talk: Hank’s Oyster Bar Old Town

Congratulations to the latest #GoDCIWCT poll winner. A well-deserved victory for our most successful Twitter campaigner yet. Those retweets really helped! Okay, on with 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...
Mockingbird Hill

If Walls Could Talk: Mockingbird Hill

Congratulations to the latest winner of our "If Walls Could Talk" poll: Mockingbird Hill at 1843 7th St. NW. Vice squad raid for illegal gambling We...
Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you've set foot in an Apple Store ... and if you...
Mad Hatter DC

If Walls Could Talk: Mad Hatter

I had the pleasure of speaking to a great class at AU last week. One of the students asked if we had ever done...
2446 Belmont Road NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Obama Family’s New Home in Kalorama

UPDATE: According to recent reports, the Obamas will stick around the District and move into this lovely Kalorama home. For a cool $6.5 mil, this beauty...
Madam's Organ

If Walls Could Talk: Madam’s Organ

It's highly likely you have been to the D.C. institution known as Madam's Organ at 2461 18th St. NW. It anchors the Adams Morgan...
1201 S St. NWvideo

If Walls Could Talk: The Coffee Bar

Ghosts of DC has a new favorite coffee joint at 1201 S St. NW. I went down this past Saturday with Mrs. Ghost and...
Indonesian embassy (Walsh-McLean Mansion)

If Walls Could Talk: Embassy of Indonesia

This is our first "If Walls Could Talk" guest post. Marty wrote a great bit on one of the incredible mansions on Mass Ave. The...
The home at 1730 to 1738 V St. NW

Hobbit Houses Near Boundary Castle and a Surprise Historical Connection

GoDC buddy Wayne has kindly requested some digging into the story of the "hobbit homes" on V St. NW. We're happy to oblige as...
The Pig at 1320 14th St. NW (foodnomad.net)

If Walls Could Talk: The Pig

Congratulations to the latest "If Walls Could Talk" poll winner, The Pig. Congrats! @thepigdc with a huge late surge to 45%, you are indeed the...
Embassy of Kenya at 2249 R St. NW (Wikipedia)

If Walls Could Talk: Embassy of Kenya

Our last embassy version of "If Walls Could Talk" was quite popular, so here's another one from the same part of town, Sheridan Circle. California's...
Ted's Bulletin front (source: tedsbulletin.com)

If Walls Could Talk: Ted’s Bulletin

It has been over two months since our last "If Walls Could Talk" post (Shaw's Tavern), so it's high time we crank out another...
Shaw's Tavern

If Walls Could Talk: Shaw’s Tavern

Congratulations to the latest "If Walls Could Talk" poll winner: Shaw's Tavern. Also, congratulations on landing that liquor license. It's been a long road,...
Tivoli Theater (photo by Flickr user dbking)

If Walls Could Talk: Tivoli Theater Was “The Temple of the...

You can't walk past the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights and not admire it, imagining what the surrounding streets were like in the late...