Providence Hospital

Sister Beatrice, Superintendant of Providence Hospital in garden with another nun and St. Bernard dogs. c.1890. General Photograph Collection, HSW

Sisters and St. Bernard’s at Providence Hospital

What’s better than a photo of two nuns and a dog? Here’s a shot from somewhere in the 1890s of Sister Beatrice, the superintendent of Providence Hospital (learn about it here). Source: Historical Society of Washington,...
Aerial view of Washington, D.C., looking south, southwest, from old Providence Hospital, showing E Street, Duddington Place, F Street, S.E., between 1st and 2nd Streets

E St. on Capitol Hill in 1900

Can you identify any of these old buildings? This is an aerial view of E St. around 1900. Source: Library of Congress
Providence Hospital in the early 1900s (Library of Congress)

Lost History: Providence Hospital and the Story Behind Providence Park

The hospital still exists, but it’s no longer in the original location. Providence Hospital once stood between 2nd and 3rd St. and D and E St. Southeast. The block is now Providence Park, which is an...
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. Photo credit: Jennifer Kolansky

If Walls Could Talk: Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

Last week’s winner of the “If Walls Could Talk” poll was Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. They altered the look and feel of the tavern-heavy block of Pennsylvania between 2nd and 3rd St. SE and have...
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