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Tag: Dupont Circle

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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 of Dupont Circle. We see the namesake admiral but we don’t see the well-known Dupont Circle

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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 “who burned down the White House?” argument all over again. Indeed, Canada has a massive embassy

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 pizza research have been made (some incorrectly) in recent years.  Here we’ll introduce the District’s pizza

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 amazing shot frozen in time. Related articles Apartment Building Collapses in Dupont Circle Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani

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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 back when you could smoke in bars … that place was pretty nasty, but it had

The Cairo Building

Man Falls Down Cairo Building Elevator Shaft

This is a worthy story for a “From the Crazy Vault” post … check it out. I came across the tale in the Washington Times from October 7th, 1894. Falling down an elevator shaft from the eleventh story of a

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, including the Dupont National Bank. Related articles Car Flattened Near Dupont Circle Racked DC: J. Crew

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 city. You can Google it or check it out on Wikipedia, so no need to do

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 built in 1881 and was the home of James G. Blaine, former Speaker of the

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