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Farragut Square in 1919

A Very Different Farragut Square With Flowers and Trees

This is definitely not what the square looks like today. This series of photos, courtesy of the Smithsonian, depict a far more tranquil and pleasant Farragut Square back in 1919.
intersection of Potomac and Anacostia Rivers as mapped by Peter Hains in1891

Hains Point: How Did It Get Its Name?

Hains point is named for Peter Conover Hains. That was easy. You would know that if you checked Wikipedia, so I’m not really adding any value with this post. But if you go down there and enjoy the park, you...
Farragut Square circa 1881 (

Three Random Stories About Farragut Square

What is the history of Farragut Square in Washington, DC? Read three great stories from its past.

What Happened to the Electric Car? Buy a Rauch and Lang Coupe (1909)

Here’s a great old advertisement from the Sunday Washington Times, on Halloween, 1909. Interested in buying an electric car? Well it’ll only take $1,500 and you could be the proud owner of a Rauch & Lang Electric. I apologize, but...