Tag: Dupont Circle

Pizza Pioneers of Washington

Who tossed Washington's first pizza pie?  Was it "jumbo"?  Deep-dish?  Square?  Turns out, these are tough questions to answer.  Several attempts at D.C. historical...
Dupont Circle in 1900

Old Photo: Dupont Circle in 1900

Here's a great shot of Dupont Circle. You can clearly make out the Patterson House (now the Washington Club) in the background. What an...
streetcar entering Dupont Underground near end of construction in 1949 (theatlanticcities.com)

Dupont Circle Closed For One Year on Monday (1948)

I took a tour of the Dupont Underground yesterday, and I have to say, it's amazing. It's like to step back into 1955. If...
six-story apartment building being constructed by Thomas Pickford - April 12th, 1908 (Washington Post)

Apartment Building Collapses in Dupont Circle

You may recognize this building, because it is still there. After reading an article in the Washington Post from 1908, I have a far different...
Brickskeller

Brickskeller: It’s New … It’s Different

The slow demise of Brickskeller was sad to witness. The place was full of so many fond memories. I'm sure many of you remember...
view down an elevator shaft

Cairo Building Steamfitter Falls 120 Feet Down Elevator Shaft and Lives...

This is a worthy story for a "From the Crazy Vault" post ... check it out. I came across the tale in the Washington...
Connecticut Avenue Association advertisement in the Washington Times - February 3rd, 1921

Connecticut Avenue, the Shopping Focus of Quality and Economy

This is a great advertisement from the early 1920s. The Connecticut Avenue Association was promoting retail up and down Connecticut Ave., near Dupont Circle,...
Robert H. Muir's World War I Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com)

Robert H. Muir: Manager of The Cairo

There were a couple of requests a short while back to do a post on The Cairo, the most famous residential building in the...
Blaine Mansion (1900)

Blaine Mansion: Pizza and Good Beer Today

Here's a great color photo courtesy the D.C. Public Library Flickr photostream. It was taken, just at the turn of the century. The house was...
Massachusetts and 21st St. NW (1917)

Car Flattened Near Dupont Circle

This is not good. We're looking at a photo of a car accident on the northeast corner of Massachusetts and 21st St. NW. This...
District National Bank, Dupont Circle (1924)

District National Bank Branch Office (1924)

WOW. This one is awesome. It's a colorized photograph from 1924 and it shows cars lined up outside the District National Bank, Dupont Circle...
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

If Walls Could Talk: Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe

I'm really excited about doing this one and I'm sure there are a few of you out there that are really going to enjoy...
Big Bear Cafe

If Walls Could Talk: Big Bear Cafe

Big Bear Cafe is a lovely coffee shop which has warmed up Bloomingdale residents since 2007. It's a favorite of many in the neighborhood...

Man Arrested After Frantic Drive on Dupont Circle … and Babe...

I guess D.C. has always had bad drivers. This one is from December 7th, 1930. A dizzy clockwise circle of an automobile around Dupont Circle,...
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Washington Hilton 1968

Hendrix Plays the Washington Hilton (1968)

Wow, this one is gold. Jimi Hendrix played the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Ave. NW -- the same one where Hinkley shot Reagan in...