Tag: Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle in 1904

Photograph of Dupont Circle in 1904

Terrific old photograph of Dupont Circle in 1904.
Dupont Circle looking east

View of Dupont Circle from Blaine Mansion

This photograph appears to be taken from Blaine Mansion sometime during the 1920s, looking east over Dupont Circle. You can see the Cairo Building...
Washington circa 1900. "Jack Blaine residence." The imposing 1880s home of James Blaine, Republican from Maine and three-time presidential aspirant. The house, the only surviving example of the "castles" that once ringed Dupont Circle, is undergoing a major renovation. National Photo glass negative.

Blaine Mansion Near Dupont Circle in 1900

What an amazing photograph of Blaine Mansion in 1900. This is the only old Dupont Circle "castle" still standing. It's also a great place...
Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Panama Legation at New Hampshire and Q St. (1925)

What a beautiful building. Sadly, this building no longer exists. Take a look at the same intersection today on Google Street View.
Washington Times article on Dupont Circle (1902)

Colony of Palatial Homes Around Dupont Circle

This is an excellent page from the Washington Times, published on December 21st, 1902. We wanted to share the entire page with you, so...

Where is the Original Dupont Circle Statue?

This is D.C.'s original statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont, installed in 1884. Here you see it - clearly sitting at the center...
massey-couple

A Canadian in Dupont Circle

I was going to go with a title about Canadians coming in peace this time, but I did not want to re-start the old...

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,...