Other Cool Stuff

This is cool stuff about Washington, D.C.

1917. Arlington, Virginia. "Fort Myer officer training camp mess." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Our Best Posts From 2012

It's hard to believe, but Ghosts of DC was born over seven years ago. We first started posting on January 4th, 2012...
List of requirements for a municipal baseball stadium lease, including steps for building a stadium, the baseball club's rental obligations, the rights of the ball club, and the rights of the city.

Lease Requirements to Replace Griffith Stadium

The baseball nuts in the crowd are going to find this fascinating. Griffith Stadium off of Florida Ave. NW was where the old Washington Senators...
Old Spanish Embassy at 1521 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Spanish Embassy on Dupont Circle in 1911

This photo of the old Spanish Embassy is from 1911, showing the building at 1521 New  Hampshire Ave. NW, just north of Dupont Circle....

History Behind the D.C. Street Names

Apologies to all the committed GoDCers out there. We haven't been very diligent in writing top quality content. Little Ghost Baby is a fair...
Bridge spanned the Potomac River from Georgetown to Rosslyn, Virginia and was demolished after construction of the Key Bridge

Cool Photo of Aqueduct Bridge in 1910

This cool old photo of Aqueduct Bridge shows what it looked like 105 years ago. Source: Dig DC
The Washington Directory - 1822

The President and Regular Folks in the 1822 Washington City Directory

Stuff like this is always great to come across. Below is the Washington Directory from 1822 by Judah Delano, which can be found here. Below...
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Amazing 1950s Film Footage of D.C. Streetcars

This is some awesome footage of the old streetcar system here in D.C. from the 1950s. What's really great is seeing some recognizable spots...
1921 map of Bellevue Highlands

1921 Map of Bellevue Highlands, Southwest D.C.

Take a look at this old map, showing Bellevue at the bottom of the District, or I should say, what would become Bellevue. The...

Coldest Day Ever in D.C. at -15 Degrees

You think that it's cold now? Try living in D.C. back on February 11th, 1899. Thanks to GoDCer Brian, we decided to look into...
Washington, D.C. Passengers, drivers, and dogs were tired by the time they reached the gas pumps on the day before stricter gasoline rationing went into effect

Poor Dog Waiting in Line For Gas Rations

I saw this photo and I had to share it. This is a photo from June 21st, 1942. We were in the early days of...
1907 map of Brightwood

1907 Map of Brightwood

Here's a terrific old map of the area around Brightwood in 1907. GoDCer Ian emailed about this a while ago and we finally got...

1848 Plan of the Senate Chamber

This drawing is a plan of the U.S. Senate chamber for the Thirtieth Congress. Source: Duke University
March 1925. Washington, D.C. "Pennsylvania Avenue." Lots of Shorpy landmarks here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

1925 View Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is such a great old photo. Click on it for a much more detailed version. Source: Shorpy
1864 map of the Washington Aqueduct

Civil War Map of Washington Aqueduct

This is a terrific old map from the Civil War, showing the Washington Aqueduct and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.   Source: LIbrary of Congress
1907 map of Chevy Chase area

1907 Map of Pre-Developed Chevy Chase

We found this cool 1907 map of Chevy Chase, showing a much more rural, pre-developed area. It looks like the Shoemaker family owned quite...
aerial view of Washington National and the Pentagon

Great Aerial Photos of National Airport and Spout Run

Here are two great photos sent in by GoDCer Ken, who was raised in Arlington. The first shot is an aerial photo around Washington...
Long-distance view of the Government Printing Office on the northwest corner of North Capitol and G Streets NW showing structures in the 600 block of North Capitol and a streetcar heading south on North Capitol.

Giant Government Printing Office Building in 1909

Here is a really cool old photo of the Government Printing Office off of North Capitol St. Source: Dig DC Don't miss this great story that...
1932 Washington Post apartment listings

1932 Apartment Listings for D.C.

Check out rental priced in Washington from 1932. This is going to make you feel bad about what you're paying today.
View of 1736 I Street NW, a three-story row house that was the last residence of Jefferson Davis. Flanking each side of the structure are partial views of 1738 and 1734 I Street NW.

This is Where Jefferson Davis Lived in D.C.

Check out this cool photo of Jefferson Davis's old home in D.C. at 1736 I St. NW. Unfortunately, like much of historic Washington, the...
British Embassy

Beautiful Photo of the Old British Embassy

Here's a terrific old photo from 1917 of the British Embassy, which was located at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW, just above N St. and...