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Where Did President Grover Cleveland’s Cabinet Live?

Now this is a unique post for you. We came across a fascinating directory from the 53rd Congress (i.e., from 1893 to 1895 during Grover Cleveland’s second term in the White House). We wanted to do...
Oak View - home of President Cleveland - Oct. 3, 1897

Why Is It Named Cleveland Park?

What is today Cleveland Park was an area for well-off Washingtonians to build their summer cottages. It was far enough away from swampy hot downtown and elevated to provide some breezy relief.
Grover Cleveland's presidential train

Railroad One? 1887 Grover Cleveland’s Presidential Train

Check out the transportation used by presidents before Air Force One. Source: Library of Congress

Unfaithful Husband Drowns Wife in Georgetown Canal

Here’s a story to throw into the crazy bin. We came across this piece in┬áThe Washington Post printed on June 24th, 1888. A brutal murder occurred in Georgetown shortly before midnight last night. Agnes Watson, a...
The New Corcoran Gallery (Washington Times)

Three Random Facts About the Corcoran Gallery

Tragedy! I was tipped off by DCist that the Corcoran Gallery might be leaving the District for Alexandria?! Wow, that would be bad.┬áSay it ain’t so. And who is in the market to buy a big...
Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Gets Lost in 19th Century Anacostia

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. While trying to confirm President Hayes visited Douglass at Cedar Hill, I came across this news item telling of President Grover Cleveland (the 22nd and, later, the 24th...
Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907

Move to Cathedral Highlands: An Unobstructed View of the Entire Surrounding Country

It’s been a little while since we’ve done a “Reader’s Choice” post, so this one is for GoDCer┬áSamantha, who tweeted the request to do something on Cathedral Heights. I also haven’t really done anything about that...
Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure (Smithsonian)

Proposed National Zoo in Rock Creek Park

We are a great nation and Americans in the 1880s were proud of their rapidly growing and dominant country. But how can you truly be a great nation without a national zoo to show off all...
Congressman Joseph G. Cannon (Wikipedia)

In Hotel Lobbies: Speaker Cannon Comments on Congressional Recess

Congressman Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois is considered by many as the most powerful Speaker of the House in American history. From 1903 to 1911 he was a congressman from Illinois, presiding over the United States...
Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

Hawaiian ex-Queen Lili╩╗uokalani Comes to Washington

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree and enjoy reading it. I love Hawaii (who doesn’t?) and over the years I’ve...