Tag: Georgetown

Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you've set foot in an Apple Store ... and if you...
View of Georgetown D.C.

View of Georgetown, D.C. in the 1850s

This is a great view of what Georgetown looked like in the 1850s.
Healy Hall at Georgetown University (source: The Bully Pulpit)

Prank Kills Georgetown Student

This is a tragic story we came across in the Washington Post, from November 19th, 1912. This is the story of prank gone horribly...
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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...
C&O Canal in 1860

1860 Photograph of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

This is a nice contribution by GoDCer Allan. Below is a shot of the C&O Canal, taken by Mathew Brady, taken in 1860.

Bird’s Eye View of the National Capital in 1883

I love this. Click on it for some amazing detail. Get ready to waste a lot of time studying this image, courtesy of the...

The Poor Kids of Georgetown

I know it's probably hard to imagine, but Georgetown wasn't always the bastion of Washington's wealthy. Back in the 1930s many working class and...
Horse car in Washington, D.C. at Wisconsin and O St. NW (1889)

Horsecar at Intersection in Georgetown

Below is a terrific photo taken in 1893. This is the intersection (today) of Wisconsin and O St. NW in Georgetown. The main building you...
View of Washington and the Potomac from Georgetown in 1865

View of Washington from Georgetown Heights in 1865

It's often hard to believe how rural much of Washington appeared in the 19th century. This is one of those photographs that you marvel...
chop suey ... yum

Ate Chop Suey and Would Not Pay

How can you not read an article with this title? We came across this one in the August 20th, 1903 Washington Post. B. F. Chew, who...

Why is it Named Clyde’s of Georgetown?

Do you know why it's named Clyde's? Read through to find out the origin of the popular Georgetown restaurant's name.
Lincoln movie poster

Abraham Lincoln and The Black Code of the District of Columbia

I recently saw "Lincoln" with Mrs. Ghosts and was blown away by the history and power of the film. A number of visually stunning scenes...
Map of Georgetown in 1915

1915 Map of Georgetown Waterfront

In response to a couple requests on the last 1915 Georgetown map, here is one of the neighboring plates, showing the area down to...
map of Georgetown in 1915 (Baist real estate atlas)

Georgetown Map Circa 1915

Another fantastic Baist real estate map, this time from 1915. The map shows a good chunk of Georgetown.
five Georgetown baseball players in 1928

Georgetown Hoya Baseball Five

What a great baseball moment, frozen in time. The photo shows five Georgetown baseball players in 1928.
Key Bridge under construction

Key Bridge Under Construction

Key Bridge was being built between Georgetown and Rosslyn. Construction started in 1917 and completed in 1923. Below is a shot from Georgetown looking towards...
Old plat of Georgetown (gutenberg.org)

Old Map of Georgetown

Here are two great old maps that we found showing Georgetown. We know how much GoDCers love maps (we do too), so here you...
Georgetown's gun barrel fencevideo

Georgetown’s Gun Barrel Fence [VIDEO]

This is the best contribution thus far by a member of the GoDC community. This is from Tom H. in Bethesda, and when I...
Georgetown University advertisement - September 3rd, 1911 (Washington Times)

Georgetown University Tuition: $100

Are you getting ready to go back to school? Have you paid your tuition bill yet? In 1911, your tuition bill would have been...
Georgetown University football team in 1927 (source: georgetown.edu)

Georgetown Football Victory Wins Bride for Student

Georgetown University football team in 1927 (source: georgetown.edu) That football bet story, uncovered in the last post, about...
1321 33rd St. NW in Georgetown house on left (Google Street View)

Email From a GoDCer: Alexander Graham Bell’s Georgetown Home

I have been receiving emails from GoDCers with increasing frequency. Quite often these emails contain wonderful personal or family history relating to DC. This...