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Where is the Original Dupont Circle Statue?

The original statue of Samuel DuPont sat for more than a generation at the center of Dupont Circle. Then it was removed because people thought it was ugly. Read the story to learn more.

Connecticut Avenue Association advertisement in the Washington Times - February 3rd, 1921

Great 1921 Ad for Dupont Circle Shopping

This is a great advertisement from the early 1920s. The Connecticut Avenue Association was promoting retail up and down Connecticut Ave., near Dupont Circle, including the Dupont National Bank.

Major General Peter C. Haines, Retired

Hains Point: How Did It Get Its Name?

Hains point is named for Peter Conover Hains, a prominent Major General in the U.S. Army and served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.

Why Is It Named Meridian Hill?

Pierre L'Enfant had originally planned the City of Washington around a right triangle, with the eastern portion at the Capitol, the northern portion at the White House and the 90 degree angle close to where the Washington Monument sits today. Thomas Jefferson marked this spot in 1793 with a wooden post, which was replaced in 1804 with the Jefferson Pier.

Proper Home Electrification in 1924

This is a cool old advertisement from the Evening Star from 1924. The Wardman Construction Company was headed by Harry Wardman, prolific real estate developer in Washington back in the early part of the 20th century. Today’s Redfin listing for the home has it valued at about $1.6 million, up from around $15,000 nearly a […]

Old Center Market in 1921

This beautiful image shows Center Market back in 1921. It was located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th until 1931.

The Story of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s Mansion

Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's mansion at 2501 30th St. NW was raided by the FBI last week. Everyone's Googling around for details on Deripaska, but naturally, we're more interested in the history of the property.

May 16, 1923. "Arlington Park, Virginia. Evelyn Wadsworth, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wadsworth of New York, serving cold drinks at the National Capital Horse Show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Who Is This Young Lady?

Young Evelyn Wadsworth was the daughter of the senator from New York and the granddaughter of John Hay, former personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln.

The JCC in 1926

This great old photo shows the JCC at 16th and Q back when it opened in 1926.

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Woodward & Lothrop Building in the 1920s

Need something to take your mind off what’s happening? How about some great old photos of downtown Washington 100 years ago? Here’s a terrific old image showing the Woodward & Lothrop Building, which still stands today. What a beautiful old building.

Charles C. Glover

1928 Prediction for Washington, D.C. by Charles Glover

Charles Glover was a prominent banker and philanthropist in Washington between the 1880s and his death in 1936. He was the President of Riggs Bank, a huge backer of the City Beautiful movement , and opened his deep pockets to fund parks and monuments across the city. Without his influence, we might not have Rock […]

DCJCC in 1926

You're looking at a cool old photo from 1926, showing the DCJCC at 16th and Q St.

Georgetown University Graduation Ceremonies in 1925

Congratulations to the Georgetown University’s Class of 2019. Now you’re ready for the rest of your lives! Take a little inspiration from this lovely historic photo showing your predecessors graduating in the late spring of 1925. Actually, I believe it was July 8th of that year, so you get out early!

Harry Wardman’s Woodley Park Homes

Harry Wardman was a prolific developer of Northwest in the 1920s. This ad from The Evening Star shows some of his homes on Cathedral Ave. in Woodley Park.

Buy a Home in 1925 Silver Spring

What did homes look like in 1920s Silver Spring? This advertisement promotes "growth now has brought modern, rapid transportation."

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