Three Things...

Read three stories about popular Washington locations.

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...
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....

Three Things About the CIA’s Langley Headquarters

CIA headquarters are in Langley, Virginia and have been since 1961 when President Kennedy dedicated the new building.
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....
Ghost Dog is hard at work, surfing the web

Three of Ghost Dog’s Favorite Sites

Ghost Dog is back! She's been a little lazy this summer, not really adding much to the blog, but this time, she's sharing 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...
Warren Buffett

Three People You Didn’t Know Were From D.C.

Warren Buffett, Ben Feldman, and Patch Adams were all from the Washington DC area.
The Mayflower Hotel

Three Bits of Trivia About the Mayflower Hotel

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
1791 L'Enfant Plan of the new city

Why Is There No J Street?

In the English alphabet, the letter J looked too much like the letter I. The alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, and there is no letter J in Latin.
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...
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...
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...
Friends Meeting House of Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia)

Three Stories About the Quaker Meeting House

GoDCer Patrick sent in a great suggestion a couple of weeks ago and we're now digging up some great stories about the Quaker house...
John Kerry's Georgetown residence

Three Georgetown Homes of Notable Senators

As Mrs. Ghost went Christmas shopping this past weekend, I decided to go for a walk to explore the streets of Georgetown. The part of...
D.C. slums in 1935

Three Tales From Hell’s Bottom

Our neighborhoods don't have quite the colorful names of yesteryear. Much like Murder Bay, Hell's Bottom was a seriously dangerous place to...