Uncovering the Historical Significance of Blaine Mansion in Washington DC - the only old Dupont Circle "castle" still standing and a great place to get some pizza and delicious craft beer today. Learn about the iconic 1880s home of James Blaine, Republican from Maine and three-time presidential aspirant.
Explore the diplomatic history between Canada and the US through the 1927 arrival of Vincent Massey, the first Canadian diplomat posted to Washington, DC. Learn more about the "new kids in class" phenomenon and how embassies are accepted into their new community.
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 pioneers and tell you about their claims to be the first — rightly and wrongly (PS, here’s a great book on pizza’s global history).
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Take a look back in time and see what Dupont Circle in Washington, DC looked like in 1900. This amazing shot clearly shows the Patterson House (now the Washington Club) in the background. What a beautiful frozen moment in time!
Take a tour of the Dupont Underground and you feel like you are stepping back into 1955. Learn about the history of the Dupont Circle underground station, from its construction in 1948 to its ambitious repurposing project today.