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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! Here’s the link.
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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 building stands today. 1903 map of Foggy Bottom Source: Library of Congress Two things really jump out at me when checking this out. One is the dog pound that’s located at 23rd and C St. The other...
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Was the 1919 Explosion in Foggy Bottom Really a Meteor?
The Washington Post reported an explosion in Foggy Bottom in August 1919, and local officials were unable to identify the source. Was it really a meteor? Read this fascinating story from Ghostsofdc.org to find out!
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Three Women, Three Horse Whips, and One Unfortunate Rent-a-Cop in Foggy Bottom: An 1894 GoDC Tale
This amusing story from 1894 Washington Post tells of three irate women, armed with horse whips, who confront a rent-a-cop in Foggy Bottom. Find out what happened and the possible consequences in this GoDC tale!
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The South Washington Toughs: The Foggy Bottom Gang of 1896
Discover the story of the South Washington Toughs, a gang of toughs from the rough parts of Southwest D.C., and the Foggy Bottom Gang of 1896 in this fascinating article from the Washington Post.
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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. 9 Snow’s Court (source: dc.urbanturf.com) Gentrification is a sensitive issue in a city where black Washingtonians became the majority race of residents only in the 1970s but are now witnessing rapid change in who lives where in the District. The July 19, 2011 issue of The New York...
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