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...
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...
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...

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. The building is a step back into old Washington, when grand apartment...
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 of her favorite DC-related blogs. 1. Greater Greater Washington David Alpert over...
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. Always a great read on one of my favorite blogs,...
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 of trivia. Nevertheless, the building that has seen guests like Queen...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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

Why Is There No J Street in DC? Blame Latin.

J street DC doesn't exist. Why? It wasn't about John Jay. In the English alphabet, the letter J looked too much like the letter I.
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 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...
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....
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