Tag: 1900s

Ebbitt House in 1903

What Did 14th and F Look Like in 1903?

Now this is an incredible photograph of 14th and F Street in 1903. The big, ornate building is the old Ebbitt House. You're looking...
1909 map of Observatory Circle

Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

Here is a cool map of the area around the current Vice President's residence off of Mass. Ave. This is what the same area looks...
Rhode Island Ave. 1904

1904 Postcard Showing Rhode Island Avenue

Do you recognize where this is on Rhode Island Ave.? GoDCer Andy sent in a plethora of great material some time back and this...

Geronimo Participates in Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade

Here's a great old photo. I was unaware that Geronimo came to Washington in 1905 and participated in Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural parade (see some...
1903 map of Foggy Bottom

1903 Map of Current State Department Location

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was...
1907 map of Gallaudet University

1907 Map of Gallaudet University and Union Market

This is a map from 1907 showing the area around today's Union Market and Gallaudet University. Source: Library of Congress
N. Moore & 19th - Source: rosslynva.org

Dangers of Dead Man’s Hollow Near Rosslyn

Rosslyn and Arlington weren't always great places to be, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many parts were quite...

President Roosevelt’s Son, Quentin Goes Missing

This is clearly a headline that we wouldn't see today. Sasha and Malia wouldn't wander off the White House grounds the way young Quentin...
The White House at night

White House on a Snowy Night in 1907

Check out this great old photograph from 1907. It shows the North Portico of the White House after a winter snow on February 18th,...
Washington street

Can You Identify This Street from 1900?

Here's an old photo from the early 20th century. Can you identify the block? Add your thoughts in the comments below. Source: Library of Congress
New Willard's lobby

Photos of the New Willard Hotel in the Early 1900s

Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in...
1907 view of K St. bridge

Photo of Old 1907 Steel Girder K Street Bridge Over Rock...

Check this out. A much more bucolic and rural looking K St. over Rock Creek in 1907. Source: Library of Congress
Whittemore House in 1900

Photos of the Whittemore House in 1900

This beautiful old home is the Whittemore House (check out their website) on New Hampshire Ave. NW, just off of Dupont Circle. It still...
Franklin School in 1900

What the Franklin School Looked Like in 1900

Check this old photo out. It was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston around the turn of the 20th century.   Source: Library of Congress
Western High School in 1900

1900 Photo of Western High School (Duke Ellington School of the...

Here's an old photo of Western High School taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. The photo is from about 1900 and today, the building houses...

1903 Map of Judiciary Square and City Hall

Welcome to map week! We're going to share a map every morning with the GoDC community. Check this great map out. It shows Judiciary Square...
Portion of "Map of the District of Columbia" No. D-287, Commission on the Improvement of the Park System, 1901

1901 Map of Washington

Here's a map of Washington that we found from 1901. Being over 100 years old, you'll see quite a few things missing. Teddy Roosevelt...
Ulysses S. Grant memorial lion in House of Cards opening credits

History Behind Lion Statues in House of Cards Opening Credits

Everyone is House of Cards crazy, and so are we. That's why we wrote this post on Super Liquors, shown in the opening credits....
President McKinley in Oakland (1901)video

1901 Film of President McKinley and Parade Going to Capitol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture...
Southern Hotel - 311 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Photo of Segregated Southern Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

Source: Library of Congress The hotel on the left is the Southern Hotel, a hotel for African-Americans which was situated at 311 Pennsylvania Ave. NW....
door frame within mill

Visit the Ruins of Seneca Quarry (Yes, Real Ruins!)

If you've read GoDCer Garrett Peck's book, then you're familiar with Seneca Quarry and the important role it played in the building growth of our...