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Three Other Things That Happened at the Watergate

Here are three other notable things that happened at the Watergate. The Reagans had to exit the building by candlelight because the power went out. There were bomb threats and a major protest of the Chicago Seven trial.

Three Homes for Sale 70 Years Ago

These three homes in DC, MD and VA were for sale exactly 70 years ago today on December 29th, 1951. Take a look to see how they have changed (or not).

Hotel Washington entrance

Three Stories From Hotel Washington

If you've lived in D.C. for a while, you'll remember the good old days when the W Hotel was actually Hotel Washington, the historic and storied hotel near the White House. I remember having quite a few pleasant lunches on the roof, with a spectacular view of the Washington Monument and the President's house.

D. Mullany's Saloon at 14th and E St. NW in 1913

Three Lost D.C. Saloons

We haven’t done a good “Three Things …” post in a while, so here’s one listing three old saloons in Washington. We dug through the old newspaper archives and came across a classified listing of businesses in The Washington Post from 1901. There was a section on local saloons, so we picked out three, and did […]

Swearing in of Dwight Davis as Assistant Secretary of War on March 5th, 1923

Three Secretaries of War and Where They Lived

We thought it would be interesting to do a little research on old members of the Cabinet and see where they used to live. Below we dug up some stories about three Secretaries of War and where they used to live in Washington. All three of their homes still stand today. 1. Jacob M. Dickinson […]

The Dresden at 2126 Connecticut Ave. NW

Three Stories About the Dresden

We noticed last week that there were a few searches on our site for The Dresden, that beautiful building at 2126 Connecticut Ave. NW. The building is a step back into old Washington, when grand apartment houses lined Connecticut Avenue, north of Dupont Circle. There is no more appropriate a subject for our next “Three […]

McKinley Tech

Three Stories About McKinley Tech

We received the following tweet the other day from GoDCer @HaroldPettigrew, and thought it was a good idea to dig up some stories on McKinley Tech. So, here are three quick stories we could dig up about McKinley Tech. 1. McKinley high school’s football dynasty goes down McKinley was the dominant football team in the […]

The Mayflower Hotel

Three Stories From the Mayflower Hotel in D.C.

Source: Library of Congress The “Grande Dame of Washington” has seen so much history that it’s difficult to do a post listing just three bit of trivia. Nevertheless, the building that has seen guests like Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, John Wayne and Barbara Streisand, is highly deserving of a little attention. 1. FDR and “Nothing […]

Frager's Hardware

Three Stories About Frager’s Hardware

We love and support Frager’s and were so devastated when the place burned down. We have full faith that the business will reopen and continue to serve Capitol Hill residents for their hardware needs. Founded by Russian Jewish immigrant, Fritz Frager, it’s an important landmark which has remained stable for over 90 years. In order […]

Franklin Square in the snow - April 9th, 1889

Three Stories About Franklin Square

Franklin Square is one of the biggest city square parks in the city, at 4.79 acres. 1. Natural spring water supplies the White House Did you know that Franklin Square, once called Fountain Square, was once famous for its natural spring water. According to an article published in the Washington Post on September 22nd, 1929, […]

Hotel Harrington in 1916

Three Ads for Hotel Harrington in 1914

Hotel Harrington will have its 100th birthday next year in March. It’s one of the landmark D.C. buildings downtown that was spared the destruction of the redevelopment of the 1970s and 1980s. For a little twist on our “Three Things…” posts, we are going to feature three old advertisements from the hotel’s first year. But, […]

At the White House gates. "M.A. Rainey, October 5, 1922." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Three Wild Police Chases on the Streets of D.C.

If you lived in D.C. in the 1980s, seeing a police chase screaming down K St., or any other major thoroughfare, was not a rare occurrence. So, out of the thousands of chases mentioned in the newspaper archives, we have selected three to share in our next “Three Things …” post. 1. Rum runners crash […]

Ghost Dog Has Three Stories From Sheridan Circle

Ghost Dog took last week off, but she’s back this today with three stories about Sheridan Circle. The circle is a quiet one at the intersection of Mass. Ave, 23rd St. and R St. NW. In 1888, the District Commissioners decided to name the circle after Civil War General Philip H. Sheridan 1. Bomb blast […]

Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog Fetches Three Stories About the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog went on another walk this past weekend to seek out three more stories for the GoDC community. This time, she passed through Adams Morgan, en route to the Duke Ellington Bridge (formerly known as the Calvert Street Bridge). It was named in honor of Washington’s native son in 1974, after Ellington’s death. Construction […]

The Northumberland (Wikipedia)

Three Stories from the Northumberland Apartments

Faithful and extremely patient GoDCer Jeff requests some time ago that we do a piece on the Northumberland, just north of U St. Our apologies for the long delay in getting to your request, but hopefully you’ll agree that it’s better late than never. The building at 2039 New Hampshire Ave. NW, was built in […]

Ghost Dog at the old Capitol columns in the National Arboretum (looking for stories)

Ghost Dog Visits the National Arboretum to Dig Up Three Stories

The National Arboretum is an underappreciated gem in the heart of Northeast D.C. About two miles from the Capitol Building, situated on New York Ave., it covers 446 acres and has been in operation since 1927. If you have never visited, you need to go there this weekend, because you can easily spend hours getting […]

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