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Au Pied De Cochon in 1980 with two payphones
Au Pied de Cochon: D.C.'s Iconic Culinary Landmark
Explore the storied legacy of Au Pied de Cochon, a Georgetown icon in D.C. Uncover tales of culinary excellence and enduring history.
The Story of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska's Mansion
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.
2Amys by Gastronomy Blog
Exploring the History of 3715 & 3713 Macomb St. NW: From Beauty Shop to 2Amys
From beauty shop to shoe shop to 2Amys, explore the history of 3715 & 3713 Macomb St. NW in Washington DC. Learn about the expert barber and shoe repairman that used to occupy the space before it changed hands!
Exploring the History of Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) in Petworth
Delve into the past of Chez Billy in Petworth with this exploration of the address's history, from ice cream to seafood to Caribbean food. Learn about the building's place in political and African diplomatic history too.
The Wok n’ Roll Restaurant now occupies the space of the Surratt House. The original first floor door has been boarded up, and there is no evidence of the second story entrance or stairs.
Mary Surratt Boarding House is Now a Chinese Restaurant
Mary Surratt's boarding house is a Chinese restaurant, still standing just around the corner from Gallery Place Metro. Today, it's Wok and Roll.
View of 1523 31st St. NW
Exploring the History of 1523 31st St. NW in Georgetown
Take a journey through the history of 1523 31st St. NW in Georgetown. Discover the stories of the original owners, Harrie Webster and Mary Williams, the Waters family, and current owners, the Blairs. Plus, learn about the mysterious George W. Slatford.
Home Rule
The Unexpected History of Home Rule at 1807 14th St. NW
Discover the unexpected history of Home Rule at 1807 14th St. NW, from Edward L. Coates' harassment of Senators to the busts of the numbers racket. Plus, learn about the store's current owners since 1999.
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 District or even have accurate portrayals of our fair city. But, House of Cards is one of the better shows when it comes to this. The Metro scenes are pretty realistic, even though there is no Cathedral Heights station. I’m curious why...
Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town
Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town History
What's the history behind Hank's Oyster Bar's building in Alexandria? 1026 King St. was built in the late 19th century.
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. Nanny O’Briens The Greek restaurant investor On September 11th, 1952, The Washington Post reported on a funeral mass to be held for Louis Kanakos, who died at the age of 51. The mass was held at Helen Church, 6th and C St. SW and he was buried at Glenwood Cemetery in northeast. Mr....

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