Historical Events / 20.06.2014

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 amazing photos of the inauguration). Click on the image for a much larger version. According to The New York Times, the Inaugural Committee appropriated $2,000 to cover the expenses of "six noted Indians" to attend and celebrate President Roosevelt's inaugural parade. And, here's another photo of...

GoDCers Love Maps / 28.05.2014

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was very different back then, with New York Ave. running through where the building stands today. Source: Library of Congress Two things really jump out at me when checking this out. One is the dog pound that's located at 23rd and C St. The other is the Herdic-Phaeton building at 19th and E St. Doing some quick Wikipedia research,...

Notable People & Places / 25.04.2014

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 Roosevelt did, scaring his family and the Secret Service half to death. We found an article in The Baltimore Sun about young, mischievous Quentin Roosevelt printed on December 4th, 1907.  Quentin Roosevelt, aged 8, one time the protector of Pete, the White House bulldog and the charmer of snakes that terrified Cabinet members and sent chills up and down the...