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Brown's Indian Queen Hotel

Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

Below is a painting of Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel situated on Pennsylvania Avenue. Source: Library of Congress The hotel was located on the northwest corner of 6th and Pennsylvania and was originally run by manager Jesse Brown, starting in 1810. Ten years later, he added a bright sign featuring Pocohontas and gave the hotel its […]

All the Single Ladies … in 1837

In the 1830s, the Baltimore Sun was a far more prominent paper, covering the daily happenings of life in Washington City. We came across an interesting piece from the Baltimore Sun correspondent in Washington. You may find this, both a colorful description of life in the city, as well as a rather amusing observation. At the […]

William Stickney residence in the 1870s. William leading against building (source: adolf-cluss.org)

Lost History: The Stickney House at 6th and M

Why did we knock down half of the amazing buildings in Washington? It’s tragic and depressing when you read through John’s book “Lost Washington” or James’ book “Capitol Losses.” Sadly, the home below was torn down and replaced by something substantially less appealing in the 70s. One of our early GoDC readers, Betsy, sent in a request […]

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