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Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washington, called the Mall : as proposed to be arranged for the site of the university / to the Committee of the H. of R. of Congress, BHLatrobe, Surveyor of the City of Washington, Jan'y 1816.
Never Built: Proposed University on the National Mall in 1816
Early in the 19th century, there was a proposal to build a national university at the west end of the Mall, where the Lincoln Memorial now sits.
Unbelievable! Ladies Playing Baseball on the Mall in 1919
Did you know that in 1919, a group of ladies played baseball on the Mall? Check out this incredible photo from the Library of Congress!
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A Stunning Look at the National Mall in 1936
Take a look at this beautiful shot of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as seen from the Washington Monument in 1936. See the full picture here!
1963 March on Washington site map
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: A Look Back at the Liquor Ban on August 28, 1963
Learn about the liquor ban enacted on August 28, 1963 to mark the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Discover what Washingtonians were told about traffic, transit, telework, and more for the momentous event.
Washington DC proposed plan of public buildings. Copy of drawing.
Uncovering the Proposed Public Buildings Plan for Washington, D.C.
Explore the proposed plan for public buildings near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. See the original image from Flickr user medicalmuseum and learn more about the plan.
View of the Department of Agriculture, The Smithsonian Castle and the US Capitol taken from atop the Washington Monument
A Look Back: View of the Department of Agriculture, The Smithsonian Castle, and the US Capitol from the Washington Monument 100 Years Ago
Take a look back in time to see what Washington DC's Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Castle, and US Capitol looked like over a hundred years ago. Thanks to the DC Public Library, we have this amazing photo taken from atop the Washington Monument.
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Digging Deeper into the Red Capitol Dome Photo
Yesterday Tom shared a somewhat jarring photo of the Capitol dome -- colored red. After a bit of digging, we now know that the Capitol's re-painting (and temporary red coloring) happened in April 1960. Read more about this photo and a shiny red Metro train unexpectedly painted red!
Reliving the Beach Boys' Concert on the National Mall in the 80s
Join us as we relive the Beach Boys' concert on the National Mall in the 80s and share your own memories of this iconic show!
Hirshhorn Museum construction 1972
All Eyes On The Hirshhorn, But It Wasn't Always Pretty (Or Round)
This is a guest post by Aaron. Rendering of “SONG 1” (hirshhorn.si.edu) Art fans will focus Thursday night on the outer walls of the Hirshhorn Museum.  Eleven video projectors will paint the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary ring with 360 degrees of a looping film called, “SONG 1.”  The Hirshhorn’s exterior will become exhibition space as artist Doug Aitken transforms the circumference into an inside-out movie screen.  Just for a few...

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