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1708 Q St. NW

Superb Stone Residence at 1708 Q Street NW

Here’s a cool ad from The Evening Star. This was published in their Friday, May 4th, 1906 edition. The house at 1708 Q St. NW was for sale, and it could be acquired for the sum of $13,000. What a deal! … considering the fact that Zillow places this home north of $1.4 million. Do […]

The Cairo Building

Man Falls Down Cairo Building Elevator Shaft

This is a worthy story for a “From the Crazy Vault” post … check it out. I came across the tale in the Washington Times from October 7th, 1894. Falling down an elevator shaft from the eleventh story of a building is not an everyday event. Ordinarily, when it happens to a man, the subsequent […]

Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree and enjoy reading it. I love Hawaii (who doesn’t?) and over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a number of vacations in the islands with family. I’m quite fond of the […]

100 Years Ago: President and Mrs. Taft Dine at Knox Residence

An interesting society section article in the Washington Post from January 5th, 1912 (I know I’m a day late. I started this last night and set it to post today) mentions that President William Howard Taft — the heaviest president we’ve ever had the pleasure of electing — had dinner the night before at his […]

Girl, Despondent, Takes Acid; Dies

I’m sure that title grabbed your attention just like it did mine. I had to read this one in the Washington Post. It dates from September 9th, 1922 with the subhead “Minnie Wiseman Carries Secret Behind Deed to Grave — Love Affair Suspected.” Read the rest below. Writhing in agony, pretty Minnie Wiseman, 18 years […]

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