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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...
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
If Walls Could Talk: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
I’m missing tonight’s slow braised pork shank, but a deal’s a deal (if you’re reading this on Friday, I wrote this Thursday night and ordered take out from Pho 14 … yum). Winner of the inaugural “If Walls Could Talk” reader poll is Pearl Dive Oyster Palace (@PearlDiveDC), taking 33% of the vote. Cleveland Park’s representative, Dino (@dinodc), took second place with 27% of the vote, staying alive for the second poll (starting Monday). It was a tense...
The "Rainbow Row" of homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW
The Red House: 2511 Cliffbourne Pl. NW - Part 3 of the Rainbow Row Series
Explore the history of the Red House at 2511 Cliffbourne Pl. NW, the third home in a four-part series covering the rainbow row of homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW. This post covers the unexpected death of a general's wife, paintings by the Visual Liberation Group and more!
Concorde departure
First Commercial Concorde Flight Lands at Dulles
The first transatlantic Concorde flight arrived at Dulles Airport in 1976 to much fanfare. Read the story and see the photos.
Yosef Alon and family. Photo: Courtesy of Alon family
Unsolved Mystery: The 1973 Assassination of Colonel Yosef Alon
Unsolved to this day, the 1973 assassination of Colonel Yosef Alon rocked the normally peaceful, suburban community of Bethesda, MD. Learn more about this unsolved mystery and the nationwide surveillance procedure put in place in response.
Richard Nixon
A Look Back at President Nixon During the Watergate Scandal
Take a look back at President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and see how the American Presidency was redefined. Watch the video and see the intimidating photo of Richard Nixon. Visit Ghosts of DC to learn more!

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