Reader's Choice, Three Things... / 30.03.2012

Your second major stop on the WABA "Down the Tubes" bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down by the Navy Yard. This is a beautiful old Beaux-Arts building from the early 20th century, and I'm a little jealous of you all, since I won't be on the ride to see it. So, our second "Three Things..." post in support of the WABA ride will be about this building.
Historical Events / 14.02.2012

April 10th, 1865 -- Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered a day earlier at Appomattox Court House. The Civil War was over and the Union had been preserved. Workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory. The President briefly addressed the men to thank them for their visit.