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Dixie Chicken Shop advertisement (May 20th, 1939)

Dixie-Hot Fried Chicken on 14th Street

Sadly, this place no longer exists. And, the building it was in, is long gone. But, back in the day you could go to 2213 14th St. NW for some delicious fried chicken. The ad was...
Josh Gibson scores a run in the 1944 Negro League East-West All-Star Game at Comiskey Park

Negro League Star Held in Hospital for Mental Observation

The title of this article caught my eye: “Josh Gibson Held in D.C. for Mental Observation.” If you’re a baseball fan, you know that Josh Gibson was probably one of the greatest and most feared hitters...
Shaw's Tavern

If Walls Could Talk: Shaw’s Tavern

Congratulations to the latest “If Walls Could Talk” poll winner: Shaw’s Tavern. Also, congratulations on landing that liquor license. It’s been a long road, but the neighborhood and city is thrilled to have this latest addition...
Statue of Duke Ellington outside Howard Theatre

The Original Opening Night at the Howard Theatre

“Over one thousand of Washington’s elite attending opening performance … Audience one of the most brilliant ever seen at theatre in nation’s capital … best appointed theatre of its kind in the country.” These are quotes...