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American University in 1916

What Did American University Look Like in 1916?

Take a look at this old photo of American University. Can you recognize where this is? Source: Library of Congress

The Greatest Commencement Addresses in Washington, DC, Ever

It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This...
views of Washington from American University

A 1914 Bucolic View of Washington from American University

Times sure were different when these photographs were taken in 1914. These are views of Washington from American University near Tenleytown.  
1903 Baist real estate map of Spring Valley and American University

Map of American University Park and Spring Valley in 1919

For those of you living in upper northwest, you're going to like this. It's the Baist map of parts of Spring Valley...
Spring Valley Baist real estate map in 1913

From a GoDCer: Miller-Built Homes in Spring Valley

I received the following email the other day from a GoDCers up near AU Park and Spring Valley. Hello, I love your website. Thank you for...
American University College of History building circa 1918 (Library of Congress)

Hurst Hall at American University in 1918

I believe this is Hurst Hall sometime between 1918 and 1920. If you went to AU, how does this compare to the building today? The...
Jerry Garcia at Winterland in 1972

Grateful Dead Play Free Show at American University

I don't know if you're a fan of the Dead. I am. Let's add another concert post on top of Hendrix, the Doors, U2...
Pauline Floyd in 1922 (Library of Congress)

Pauline Floyd: Youngest Woman to Practice Before the Supreme Court

Pauline Floyd was a pioneer and an excellent role model for women pursing a career in law. Not only did she enter the legal...

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