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Retro Tour of Washington D.C.: Fascinating Footage from the 1950s
Take a trip back in time with this fascinating footage from the 1950s of Washington D.C.! See recognizable spots like the Dupont Underground, East Capitol St., and Union Station. A must-watch for any history buff!
Historic American Buildings Survey Photographer unknown, c. 1938 EXTERIOR FROM SOUTH Copied from print in files of National Capital Region, National Park Service, Washington, D. C. - Godey Lime Kilns (Ruins), Junction of Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
The History and Legacy of the Godey Lime Kilns: Exploring Washington D.C.'s Industrial Past
Explore the historic Godey Lime Kilns, built in 1864 to produce lime and plaster for Washington D.C. Added to National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Three Sisters Bridge Across the Potomac Was Never Built
Explore the history of Washington D.C.'s Three Sisters Bridge project, an envisioned Potomac River crossing mired in decades of debate.
The Little Green House on K Street
At 16th and K St. NW, there once sat a three story Victorian town home, the site of corrupt political dealings within the Harding administration, This is its story.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Childs around 1917
Exploring the History of Childs Restaurant in Washington, DC
Discover the fascinating history of Childs Restaurant in Washington, DC - the chain that originated in New York City and spread southward. Learn about the unique building of the Massachusetts Ave. location and more.
Monument ("Washington Monument"), Washington, D.C. Rendered perspective
Washington Monument Almost Built As Pyramid
What if the Washington Monument was built as a pyramid instead of an obelisk? It could have been if this design came to fruition.
View of house at 800 16th Street NW once occupied by Secretary of State John Hay (1898-1905).
Exploring the History of the Iconic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington DC
Take a look into the history of the iconic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington DC. Learn about the home of former Secretary of State John Hay and view rare photos from 1888 and 1898.
Notice the decked/tunneled section south of Fort Totten, then the over 90-degree turn to the east, then the decked/tunneled section between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street, with the Metrorail Glenmont Route (Red Line trains) following the North Central Freeway (I-95 south of Fort Totten and I-70S north of Fort Totten), and with the Metrorail Greenbelt Route (Green Line trains) following the Northeast Freeway (I-95 east of Fort Totten). The area between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street where the Northeast Freeway was proposed was mostly open fields then and still is now.
A Look Back at the 1971 Maps Showing I-95 Cutting Through D.C.
Take a look back at 1971 maps of what could have been I-95 cutting through D.C. Today, what is now 395, ends at New York Ave. NW. Get a glimpse into what could have been with these fascinating maps from 1971.
Proposed 1968 highways
1968 War Over D.C. Interstate Highways
Why are there no interstate highways cutting through Washington? It's one of the few cities without a major highway right through it. Learn the history going back to the 1960s.
View of the south and east elevations of a tavern, historically known as Tunnicliff's Tavern, at Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street SE.
A Look Back at Tunnicliff's Tavern: An Incredible 1929 Photo
Take a fascinating look back in time to 1929 and view an incredible photo of Tunnicliff's Tavern. See the historical building in its former glory before it had seen better days.

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