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Brown's Indian Queen Hotel

Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

Below is a painting of Brown's Indian Queen Hotel situated on Pennsylvania Avenue. Source: Library of Congress The hotel was located on the northwest corner of...
Palo Alto Hotel and Saloon - September 19th, 1899

Birth of the Cocktail at the Palo Alto Hotel?

Source: DC Public Library Above is a great photo that we dug up on Flickr. The saloon above is the famous old Palo Alto Tavern,...
Silver Spring, MD

Why Is It Named Silver Spring?

There actually was a spring and it was silver ... sort of. In 1840, Francis Preston Blair came across a mica-flecked spring near, what...
William Stickney residence in the 1870s. William leading against building (source: adolf-cluss.org)

Lost History: The Stickney House at 6th and M

Why did we knock down half of the amazing buildings in Washington? It's tragic and depressing when you read through John's book "Lost Washington"...

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