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Frank White of North Dakota and His Former Home in 16th Street Heights
Explore the home formerly owned by U.S. Treasurer and former North Dakota Governor Frank White at 16th Street Heights. See what it looks like today and the history behind it.
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Great First-Hand Description of Washington in 1800; Most Houses, Small Miserable Huts
Oliver Wolcott, Jr. We often wonder what the city was like in the early days. By all accounts, it was a miserable place to be. We dug up an interesting article in The Baltimore Sun from December 17th, 1853, which makes the same claims. The article quotes a letter written by Oliver Wolcott, Jr., written on July 4th, 1800 and addressed to his wife. At the time, Mr. Wolcott was the country’s...
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Arrival of First Japanese Embassy at the Navy Yard (1860)
In January 1860, the Tokugawa shogunate sent a delegation to the United States with the primary objective of ratifying the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (aka, the Harris Treaty). Commodore Matthew Perry (not Chandler) had opened Japan (forcefully) in 1854 and this was the first Japanese diplomatic mission sent to the United States. This historic event is particularly...
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Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh and His Appreciation of Architecture and Urban Planning
Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh was a man that appreciated beauty and the aesthetics of architecture. He was also a clear supporter of urban planning with an eye towards maintaining or enhancing the appeal of a city. Learn about his impact on architecture and urban planning in this article!
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Read This Book: A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History
Get the scoop on Washington, D.C.'s less-known historical sites with this book. Learn about the Kennedy-Warren Apartments, Brumidi House, and other fascinating places. If you're a D.C. history nerd, you can't miss this book!
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