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150 Rhode Island Ave. NW
If Walls Could Talk: The Seaton at 150 Rhode Island Ave. NW
I received an email from a reader saying she learned of Ghosts of DC through this post on Big Bear Cafe. She kindly asked if I would look into the history of her Bloomingdale condo building in, as she knew very little about it (other than old stories from local cabbies). I’m starting to see an increase in email requests like this, and I wish I could get to all of them, but for this one, I’m happy to oblige. I’ll see what I can dig up for her (and her neighbors) to bring to life...
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...
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Home Movie Footage from Lady Bird Johnson During the 1960s
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!
The Doors play the Washington Hilton - 1967
The Washington Hilton: Where Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger Played in 1967
The Washington Hilton was a popular place for live music in 1967, with Jim Morrison and The Doors playing there on Thanksgiving. Read more about this historic event and see photos!
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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: An Analysis of One of the Most Powerful Speeches of All Time
An in-depth look at one of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time. Read the text or watch the full speech to see why this is something worth watching in its entirety. Includes a famous quote, start watching at 13:45.
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Exploring the History of 1019 U Street NW in Washington DC, Home of Corte Salon
Corte Salon is a great place to get a haircut, but did you know that its building has seen its fair share of history? Learn more about the history of 1019 U Street NW in Washington DC, home to Corte Salon.
Soldiers in the streets of D.C. (7th and N St NW)
The Burning City: The Aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr's Assassination
Revisit the devastation of the city of Washington DC in 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. with video, photos, and related articles from the time.
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Washington Hilton 1968
Jimi Hendrix at the Washington Hilton: A Look Back at the Guitar God's 1968 Performance in D.C.
Relive Jimi Hendrix's incredible performance at the Washington Hilton on March 10th, 1968. Featuring concert footage, photos, a setlist, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning review from the Washington Post.
The Beatles at Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11th, 1964
The Beatles' First Concert in the U.S. Was at Washington Coliseum
The Beatles' first live performance in America was in Washington, D.C. on February 11th, 1964. They played at the Washington Coliseum after arriving at Union Station from New York City.
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Remembering JFK: A Powerful Video of the Kennedy Family Leaving the White House
A powerful and moving video of the Kennedy family leaving the White House after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jackie Kennedy is also seen visiting JFK's grave in Arlington Cemetery.

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