Tag: 1980s

Nov 1982 | Crews work to complete the building of the tunnel near Forest Glen Station.

Vintage Washington Metro Construction Photos

How cool are these? We stumbled across them on Metro's Facebook page. Tunnel near Forest Glen
Paul Stevenson Oles sketch of the Vietnam Memorial

Early Sketches of the Vietnam Memorial

Maya Lin was just 21 years old in 1981 when she won the contest to design the Vietnam Memorial. She was still an undergraduate...
Rayful Edmondvideo

Rayful Edmond: The Babe Ruth of Crack Dealing

Rayful Edmond III is an American former drug lord in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Edmond is largely credited with introducing crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C.
Au Pied De Cochon in 1980

1980 Photograph of Au Pied De Cochon

Thanks to GoDCer Mike, who sent this in to us. Now, whenever you walk by this spot, you get a waft of greasy Five...
letter from Bill Clinton to Ronald Reagan on December 27th, 1988

Christmas Letter From Governor Clinton to President Reagan

This is an interesting image of a letter that we dug up at the National Archives. Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas at the...
Redskins Superbowl parade in 1988

Remember When We Won in ’87? The Redskins Super Bowl Parade

Oh, these were the good old days. Hail to the Redskins! RGIII, we need you!
Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you've set foot in an Apple Store ... and if you...
Mad Hatter DC

If Walls Could Talk: Mad Hatter

I had the pleasure of speaking to a great class at AU last week. One of the students asked if we had ever done...
Whitlow's Restaurant and retail stores at 11th and E Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., photographed before they were demolished to make way for new buildings

Lost History: The Old Whitlow’s Bar and Grille

Whitlow's on Wilson wasn't always in Arlington. For a really long time, starting around the end of World War II, it was...
Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog Fetches Three Stories About the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog went on another walk this past weekend to seek out three more stories for the GoDC community. This time, she passed through...

Three Stories About the Mormon Temple

The Washington Mormon Temple in Kensington is full of mystery and intrigue, like the "Surrender Dorothy" graffiti. Read three unusual stories about its past.
Jhoon Rhee - Nobody Bothers Mevideo

Lunch Video: Nobody Bothers Me

Some of your D.C. old-timers will remember this commercial. So Awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2PLuuFEiw An interesting bit of trivia that you probably don't know. The dude that penned...
Watergate in 1977 (Washington Post)

Three Other Things That Happened at the Watergate

Something big happened at the Watergate in 1972 and it led to a very defensive President Nixon giving this painful press conference. This is...

Hot Pants, a Hooded Hair Dryer and the 9:30 Club

Earlier this week, Ghosts of DC received a generous invite to tour the 9:30 Club. To some GoDCers, it might come as a shock...
Friday, June 29th, 2012 heat index

This Is Like Africa Hot

It has been ridiculously hot out ... and we're having crazy thunderstorms at night to boot. Well, if you think this is bad, try...
E-COM letter (source: businessinsider.com)

Post Office Embraces “Electronic Mail” and E-COM

In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM (Electronic Computer-Originated Mail) as an attempt to adopt the nascent technology...
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NBC Channel 4, Our Pride is Showing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssrUMh2ZhE Ahh, I miss the 80s. Don't you? Related articles 1987 DC20 Sunday Matinee Theatre Opening (ghostsofdc.org) WUSA Sign-On 1988 (ghostsofdc.org) If Walls Could Talk: Chateau Bonaparte on K Street (ghostsofdc.org)
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1987 DC20 Sunday Matinee Theatre Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZNX3mJBiVg If you couldn't tell, today I'm feeling a little nostalgic about 1980s' television. If you lived in the area back in the 80s, you'll...
WUSA logo (Wikipedia)video

WUSA Sign-On 1988

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMagwwcVz6s If you're younger than about 25, you probably don't know this, but not all television stations were 24 hours a day. Back in 1988,...
RFK Stadium

Baseball is Back at RFK Stadium in 1987

Early GoDC reader and now occasional contributor, Jason, wrote a great post about the sad decline of the last local franchise to hold the...
Casino Royal Adult Theatre advertisement in the Washington Post - December 15th, 1977

Sleezy 14th Street Porno District

If you lived in or visited Washington in the 1970s or 80s you probably remember how nasty this city was. I remember my father...