The Iron Horse himself, Lou Gehrig, was in our city to celebrate the start of a new year in 1929. He was staying at the old Hotel Occidental on Pennsylvania Ave.
Lou was quoted in the Washington Post on January 1st, 1929, after ringing in the New Year ...
I've come across a mountain of great society columns in old Washington Posts titled "In Hotel Lobbies." This is going to make for some great material, so I'm kicking off a new category with the same title.
On December 21st, 1903 Colonel William F. Cody was in Washington, staying at the recently opened New Willard at 15th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.