Tag: Capitol Hill

1863 Photograph Down New Jersey Ave.

This is an incredible view down New Jersey Ave. in 1863. The caption reads: Southeast view with New Jersey Ave. on the right and A...
Capitol Hill Haunts - Tim Krepp

Officer Sprinkle and the Haunted Police Station

This is the first guest post by GoDCer Tim. Given that we have "ghosts" in our name and with today being Halloween, it's appropriate...
Lincoln Park real estate advertisement (Washington Times)

Modern Homes Near Lincoln Park

Real estate ads are one of our favorite things to post. Here is a great one from Saturday, December 13th, 1919. Pull together $7,300...
1943. On maneuvers in wartime Washington. "A soldier and a woman in a park, with the Old [Russell] Senate Office Building behind them." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown. Office of War Information.

Man Ogles Woman Near Russell Building (1943)

We're sharing a ton of great old photos this week and this is a great moment, frozen in time from 1943. It's a shot of...
Capitalsaurus Court street sign

Capitalsaurus: Official Dinosaur of the District (Seriously)

Workers were digging a sewer trench beneath a Capitol Hill street in 1898.  They came upon a few fossil fragments -- among them, a...
Map exhibiting the property of the U.S. in the vicinity of the Capitol : colored red, with the manner in which it is proposed to lay off the same in building lots, as described in the report to the Sup't of the city to which this is annexed / BHLatrobe, one of the surveyors of the city of Washington, Dec. 3d 1815.

1815 Map of the Capitol and Its Surroundings

It's map Friday! Hopefully you liked the last map we posted, because maps seem to be super popular among GoDCers. Check this one out...
Ted's Bulletin front (source: tedsbulletin.com)

If Walls Could Talk: Ted’s Bulletin

It has been over two months since our last "If Walls Could Talk" post (Shaw's Tavern), so it's high time we crank out another...
Eastern Market after fire renovations (source: Flickr user A Culinary (Photo) Journal)

Three Stories About Eastern Market

This is one of the most popular weekend spots in the city. Who doesn't love to wander through the aisles of Eastern Market and...
U.S. Senate subway circa 1915 (Shorpy)

The Senate Subway in 1915

If you work on Capitol Hill, you're going to find this one fascinating. This is the underground subway that many of you take between...

Weller’s Pharmacy: Capitol Hill’s Connection to the Knights Templar

Here's a great photo from Shorpy. This is the inside of Weller's Pharmacy, located at 755 8th St. SE. Franklin Pierce Weller...
Washington Post front page photo (1946)

Murder Victim Admitted His Interest in Men

This is a horrible story that I came across in the Washington Post. Read this in the context of it being the 1940s because...
Eastern High School (1910)

If Walls Could Talk: Eastern High School

I thought it would be a good to branch out and do a on Eastern High School (check them out on Facebook)...
National Capital Brewery (1917)

A Suicide and Disappearance at the National Capital Brewing Company

I thought the triple homicide post I put up was crazy. This one is right up there. The National Capital Brewery (cool PDF here) was a...