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1876. Photographer: W.W. Core, Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass is standing on the front lawn of his home on A Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. Other family members are standing out on the front porch on both side of the houses.

Rare Photo of Frederick Douglass in Front of His Home

This amazing find was dug up courtesy of the National Park Service. You're look at a grainy image of Frederick Douglass standing in front...
Evening star., May 07, 1904

Cool 1904 Ad for Capitol Hill Homes

This cool old advertisement from 1904 shows some homes at 11th and D St. NE for sale. It looks like each building sold for...
Capitol Building and a lot of cars parked in front of it in the 1960s

You Won’t See the Capitol Like This Ever Again

This photo of the Capitol Building from the 1960s is something you'll never see again. The Capitol Dome under construction and a lot of...

What is This Mystery Smokestack on Capitol Hill?

There is a mystery smokestack on Capitol Hill. You may have seen it behind St. Peter's Church at 2nd and C St. SE. Below...
guns kill people

Capitol Hill Wife Murdered by Drunk Lover, Discovered by Husband Returning From Work at...

Digging through the old newspaper archives, we uncovered a the following headline: "Found Wife Murdered; And Many Lay Dead Beside Her In Husband's Home; Believes...
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Vote in the Barracks Row If Walls Could Talk Battle

Source: Flickr user Kevin Harper Get out the vote for your favorite Capitol Hill establishment! We're rolling out a localized edition of our "If Walls...
Congressional pages have snowball fight in 1923

Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

How fun is this old photo taken on December 14th, 1923? It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both...
Early photographic view of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill, looking northwest

Amazing 1860s View from Capitol Hill

We can't remember if we've posted this photo in the past, but it's such a good one, that it doesn't really matter. Source: Library of...
1888 map of East Capitol St.

1888 Map of East Capitol Street

If you live east of the Capitol, check out this map and see if you can find your house. The pink buildings are brick...
Famous Capitol landmark being dismantled to make way for modern business

Sad, Capitol Hill Landmark Being Dismantled

Here's a sad old photo from the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

The Leg of Ulric Dahlgren

Walking through the Navy Yard a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an incongruous plaque embedded on the side of a building. The building...
1909 Baist map of Capitol Hill

Cool 1909 Map of Capitol Building and Southeast

We love these old Baist maps. Source: Library of Congress
Aerial view of Washington, D.C., looking south, southwest, from old Providence Hospital, showing E Street, Duddington Place, F Street, S.E., between 1st and 2nd Streets

Can You Recognize This Aerial View of E Street SE?

Can you identify any of these old buildings? This is an aerial view of E St. around 1900. Source: Library of Congress
Frager's Hardware

Three Stories About Frager’s Hardware

We love and support Frager's and were so devastated when the place burned down. We have full faith that the business will reopen and...

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