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If Walls Could Talk: Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
I’m really excited about doing this one and I’m sure there are a few of you out there that are really going to enjoy learning about our favorite spot, Kramerbooks. Since 1976, this place has been a favorite place to find a book, grab a bite, some beer, or have some coffee and chat over dessert. Some of you may even remember when it hit the national spotlight in the late 90s when they refused to disclose Monica Lewinksy’s book purchases after being subpoenaed by Ken Starr. Dupont...
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The Gruesome Greek Murder of 1920: A Robbery Gone Wrong
In July of 1920, Jean and Katherine Odiscus died from gunshot wounds suffered during their attempted robbery of Theodore Apostalos Koukos at 809 9th St. NW. Read the full story and see the newspaper clippings and photos of the crime scene.
Mr. & Mrs. Lindbergh at Bolling Field (1929)
Exploring the Wall Street Crash of 1929 Through a Photo of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Explore the Wall Street Crash of 1929 through a historical photo of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, taken four months after their nuptials. Learn about their epic transatlantic flight, their historic arrival at Bolling Field, and the impact of the crash.
Streetcar decorated with safety slogans (1922)
You Wouldn't Have Your Child Be a Jaywalker: Don't Be One Yourself
This century-old safety slogan is still relevant today. Read on to find out why you shouldn't be a jaywalker and why this old photograph from the Library of Congress archives is so amusing.
Proposed Executive Mansion sponsored by Mary Foote Henderson
Exploring the Proposed Executive Mansion on Meridian Hill and Mary Foote Henderson's Plans for Washington
Take a look at the proposed Executive Mansion to be built on Meridian Hill, a plan championed by Mary Foote Henderson. See the extravagant design, plus learn more about Mrs. Henderson and other buildings that were never built in Washington.
The Looking Glass
If Walls Could Talk: The Looking Glass Lounge
This next installment of “If Walls Could Talk” will be the Petworth watering hole, The Looking Glass Lounge. This is one of my favorite places for a Sunday afternoon beer, especially in the warmer months, out on their back patio. I imagine the place will be packed this evening, and now you guys have another interesting conversation topic … what’s the story of the building inside which you’re drinking beer? So, let’s look into the history of the building at 3634...
Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of Lincoln Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, was still alive nearing 80, when the now famous memorial to his father was dedicated. Here are a series of photos from that day.
Close up of accident at Columbia Rd. and Sherman Ave. NW
Comparing Photos from Columbia Rd. and Sherman Ave. NW in 1921 and Today
Compare photos from 1921 and today at the intersection of Columbia Rd. and Sherman Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. See the same row of homes still standing and read about the automobile accident that happened there in 1921.
Popular Lieutenant Sprinkle of the 5th precinct (1914)
Officer Sprinkle: Captured Geronimo, Accused Bootlegger, and Bodyguard to President Wilson
A couple of reader comments about an Officer Sprinkle in this earlier post piqued my interest in finding out a little more about the guy who has the kind of name you’d give to a cat. An unforgettable name, so hopefully I’ll be able to dig up enough information on this guy to write a post worthy of being “A Personal Story.” Joshua Sprinkle – Boyd Joshua L. Sprinkle was born July 7th, 1864 in Ohio, just south of Columbus (the 1900 Census incorrectly listed his place...
Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park
Exploring the Dedication Ceremony of the Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Park
Take a journey through history to explore the dedication of the iconic Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park. Learn about the ceremony, the people in attendance, and the symbolism of the statue.

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