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The History of 520 Florida Avenue NW: From the Blue Bird Cafe to Shaw's Tavern
From the Blue Bird Cafe and Tea Room to Shaw's Tavern, learn the history of 520 Florida Avenue NW in Washington, DC. Discover the stories of Benny Lerner, the Baloney Bandit, and more!
1913 Washington Senators
Celebrating Baseball in Washington: An Archival Video
Celebrate baseball in Washington with this archival video featuring footage and photos from the early years of the Washington Senators. Get out and support our hometown team!
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Earliest Surviving Color Videotape of the President of the United States
On May 22nd, 1958, the earliest surviving color videotape of the President of the United States was filmed and broadcast from the WRC-TV studios in Washington. Watch the video and learn more about this historic moment!
National Airline advertisement in the Washington Post (1955)
This Day in History: National Airlines and the 1950s/1960s Jet Age
We haven't done a 'This Day in History' post in a while, so here is one from 1955. We take a look at National Airlines, one of the premier domestic airlines of the 1950s and 1960s, and their role in the Jet Age.
Capital Beltway
What is the Beltway? A Deep Dive into the History of the Capital Beltway
Discover the history and evolution of the Capital Beltway, commonly referred to as 'The Beltway'. Learn about its origins, controversies, and significance in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Dulles Airport at night
Three Things You Didn't Know About Dulles Airport
Know the history of Dulles Airport outside Washington? It was born in the 1960s as the first airport specifically built for jet aircraft.
A Pan Am 707 on the runway
Aviation History in the Washington Region: The First Transatlantic Passenger Jet Service
Aviation has a long history in the Washington area. In 1958, Pan Am inaugurated their transatlantic passenger jet service. President Eisenhower was present for the christening ceremony at National Airport. Learn more about this historic moment!
54 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Life Begins as an Apartment Building: Exploring the History of 54 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Washington, DC"

Explore the fascinating history of 54 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Washington, DC, from its origins as an apartment building to a basketball coach's residence to a brutal assault."

JFK at Bowling Green State University
Watching Former Senator and President Eisenhower Mess Up on Camera from the Mid-1950s
Check out this fascinating video from the mid-1950s of former Senator and President Eisenhower messing up on camera. It's a great reminder of how far we've come since then!
National Union Building (Wikipedia)
If Walls Could Talk: The New LivingSocial Live Events Center
I came across a great idea while reading Prince of Petworth’s post on LivingSocial yesterday. The DC-based company just opened up their “live events center” in a building at 918 F St. NW, which was the former National Union Building. It’s a magnificently beautiful Romanesque building, six stories tall. This one certainly has a colorful history, so it’s going to make for a great “If Walls Could Talk.” The building was originally built in 1890, designed...

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