Foggy Bottom

The old U.S. Naval Observatory, on the Hilltop in Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C., the current headquarter of BUMED.

Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom

This is a really cool film sent to us by GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending, and sorry it took so long to post!
1903 map of Foggy Bottom

1903 Map of Current State Department Location

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was very different back then, with New York Ave. running through where the...
this is a whip

Three Women Take Revenge Against Special Policeman

This likely was a scene of great amusement for any who were able to witness it. This is an article from August 9th, 1894 in the Washington Post. Three irate women with horse whips and a...
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D.C. Gang Violence … Circa 1896

Have you ever seen the comprehensive list of D.C. gang names from 2008? It definitely doesn’t account for the 1896 South Washington Toughs from the rough parts of Southwest D.C. Here’s a great article we came...
Snow's Court

The Changing Tides of Race in the District: The Case of Snows Court

This is a guest post by Rick. He also wrote a good one on the White House Easter Egg Roll. Gentrification is a sensitive issue in a city where black Washingtonians became the majority race of residents only...
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