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1974 Visionary Blueprint for Pennsylvania Avenue's Revitalization
Explore the visionary plan for revitalizing Pennsylvania Avenue, blending history with modernity to reimagine "America's Main Street" for the future.
The Old Glass House of Washington
Explore the history of the Old Glass House, Washington D.C.'s first glass factory established in 1807, and its impact on early American industry and community development.
Braddock’s Rock: A Stone Steeped in History and Controversy
Uncover the forgotten history of Braddock’s Rock – a 7-foot Potomac landmark from Colonial America that was conquered by Washington D.C.’s urban expansion only to vanish underground. Rediscover this site tied to key figures like George Washington and Edward Braddock which blazed the trail for the future capital’s surveyed beginnings despite modern obscurity.
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Do You Remember Peoples Drug? A Nostalgic Look Back at a Regional Pharmacy Icon
So do you have fond memories of Peoples Drug stores? Did you have a regular Peoples Drug you visited? Share your recollections of this classic pharmacy chain that served so many communities over its long lifetime. It may be gone, but Peoples Drug remains a nostalgic part of history for many.
Andre The Giant Almost Played for the Redskins?
Wait, Andre the Giant tried out for the Washington Redskins? Did that really happen? You have to read more to find out the story.
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What Could Have Been: Howard University's Proposed Extension of Vermont Ave. in 1919
Take a look at what could have been! Howard University proposed extending Vermont Ave. from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. back in 1919. See the maps, read the letter of rejection, and check out the intersection today on Google Maps.
Hagley Archives - Statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont
Where is the Original Dupont Circle Statue?
The original statue of Samuel DuPont sat for more than a generation at the center of Dupont Circle. Then it was removed because people thought it was ugly. Read the story to learn more.
Bartholdi Fountain Almost Moved to Dupont Circle in 1881
The Bartholdi Fountain on Capitol Hill was almost moved to Dupont Circle at the request of James Blaine. Until history intervened.
Hamilton "Ghost" Circle and Fairview Heights Near the Cathedral
The neighborhood surrounding the circle was once dubbed Fairview Heights, which no longer seems to appear on any contemporary maps.
Proposed design for the Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center: A Look at the Proposed Design and the History Behind It
Take a look at the proposed design for the Kennedy Center and the history behind it. Learn how the idea for a national cultural center dates back to 1933 and how it eventually became the Kennedy Center we know today.

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