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Hamilton "Ghost" Circle and Fairview Heights Near the Cathedral
The neighborhood surrounding the circle was once dubbed Fairview Heights, which no longer seems to appear on any contemporary maps.
1921 headline
Oh My! 'Suggestive Songs' Not Good in 1921 Georgetown: A Look at the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Noise Complaint
We came across an amusing headline from 1921 about a noise complaint against the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity in Georgetown. Times never change do they? Read on to find out more about this 'suggestive songs' noise complaint!
1909 map of Observatory Circle
An Outstanding Map of the Area Around the Current Vice President's Residence
Take a look at this outstanding map of the area around the current Vice President's residence off of Mass. Ave. Get a glimpse into what the area looked like over a hundred years ago and explore the history of this unique area.
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A Look at the Beautiful Development Around Sheridan Circle in 1911
Take a look back at the beautiful development around Sheridan Circle in 1911 with this advertisement from The Washington Herald. Learn more about the history of this area in DC.
Mayor Marion Barry and his wife Effi
Mayor Marion Barry's Proposal to Rename a Portion of Mass. Ave. After Nelson Mandela in 1985
In 1985, Mayor Marion Barry proposed renaming a portion of Massachusetts Avenue in front of the South African Embassy after anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Read the interesting story from The Baltimore Sun from July 3rd, 1985.
1500 Mass. Ave advertisement - January 26th, 1969 (Washington Post)
Take a Look at This Incredible Ad from 1969 in the Washington Post
Take a look at this incredible ad from January 26th, 1969 in the Washington Post. You know the building - check it out on Google Street View!
Indonesian embassy (Walsh-McLean Mansion)
If Walls Could Talk: a Look Inside the Incredible Walsh-McLean Mansion on Mass Ave
Get a peek inside the incredible Walsh-McLean Mansion on Mass Ave, built by gold-mining magnate Thomas Walsh and filled with untold tales of what took place behind its walls. Learn about the royal visitors, soirees, and the long-lost golden nugget.
Section of Massachusetts Avenue showing block of shabby houses with outside toilets and water supply
Investigating a 1935 Photo of Massachusetts Avenue: Where are These Homes Today?
We found a photo from 1935 of Massachusetts Avenue, but we're not sure where it is. Any ideas? Go to lunch, show your friends, debate it and post your thoughts in the comments below. Are these homes still there?
Wreck at Massachusetts Ave. and 21st St. in 1917 (Shorpy)
An Up-Close Look at the 1917 Wreck at Massachusetts Ave. and 21st St. NW
Get an up-close look at the 1917 wreck at Massachusetts Ave. and 21st St. NW in Washington, DC, featuring two casually curious onlookers. Relive the scene with photos, then explore related articles.
Flag of Ireland
If Walls Could Talk: Embassy of Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but that is only the climax of the love affair between our country and The Emerald Isle. Everyone has, or claims to have, some link back to Ireland. My wife firmly places her heritage on that island, but alas, I trace my roots back to Ayrshire and the Scottish Lowlands — I don’t think the Irish will hold this against me. Everyone’s favorite country is a great one to kick off a twist on our favorite series “If Walls Could Talk”...

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