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E.D.E.N. Southworth house in Georgetown. Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth wrote more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century and was one of the most widely read authors of that era

Photos of Lost Southworth Cottage in Georgetown

This cottage sat atop the Exorcist Stairs in Georgetown. Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth wrote more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century and was one of the most widely read authors of that era.

1830 Georgetown Map

Here’s a cool old map of Georgetown from 1830. You’ll notice the street names have since changed. Wisconsin Ave. was High St., M St. was Bridge St., and you’ll notice east-west numbered streets. Source: Library of Congress

1877 Map of Georgetown

This is a great old map of Georgetown. Click on it for greater details. Source: Library of Congress

Potomac and Georgetown Flood

This crazy old photos shows Georgetown’s flooding and the Potomac in 1918. Here’s another good piece about it at The Georgetown Metropolitan.

View of Georgetown D.C. / lith. and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.

View of Georgetown in 1855

This lovely painting shows Georgetown in the distance as it looked in 1855. Source: Library of Congress

Booming Georgetown in 1922

This great newspaper clipping is from The Washington Times on January 29th, 1922. Source : Library of Congress

Washington Post - April 29th, 1895

Where Was Herring Hill in Georgetown?

We once had a neighborhood called Herring Hill? True story. It was named for the fish pulled from Rock Creek, which, I don’t think are quite as plentiful today. Herring hill was the epicenter of the African-American community in eastern Georgetown through about the 1930s. begins as you head west from Dupont Circle on P St., […]

Georgetown waterfront

Drunken Sailor Creates Smallpox Scare in Georgetown

This isn’t the measles scare of today’s California. This was an article that we dug up in The Washington Post from May 3rd, 1881. For some historical context, a week before Billy the Kid escaped from jail in Lincoln County, New Mexico, and two months later, in July, President James Garfield would be assassinated by crazed […]

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Georgetown basketball." Our second look at the Georgetown Preparatory School JV squad. Harris & Ewing.

Georgetown Prep JV Basketball in 1911

Check out these great old team photos of Georgetown Prep’s JV basketball team from 1911. Awesome uniforms. Source: Shorpy Source: Shorpy Here’s the team photo for the current season. Looks pretty much the same right? Source: Georgetown Prep

Five Maps of Georgetown in 1903

These are amazing. Take your time studying them because there are so many incredible details in them. Click on them for larger versions. Below is one showing the waterfront. This one is pretty cool. Here’s one showing upper Georgetown and a little of Rock Creek. You’ll also notice there is no bridge over Q St. […]

Georgetown students in 1895

Photo of Georgetown College Students in 1895

How things stay the same. Check out the faces and expressions of these young men. These guys aren’t that different from these guys about 40 years later. Source: Georgetown University I wonder if the guy at right, pointing to the other dude, knew this sassy lady (near the bottom) from Eastern High School.

The Greatest Commencement Addresses in Washington, DC, Ever

It’s that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This year, both NPR and Vox.com have compiled the best commencement speeches ever. From the lists they created, we’ve found all the commencement addresses that happened in Washington, DC and posted them […]

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