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When Did the Howard Theatre Open?
The Apollo in New York, the Pearl in Philadelphia, the Uptown in Baltimore, and the Howard Theatre in Washington were the preeminent African-American venues for stars like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and the big bands of the 1930s to rock and roll and the Motown sound.
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25 Years Later: A Look at an Old Real Estate Ad From 1988
Take a look back in time to an old classified advertisement from The Washington Post from exactly 25 years ago. See what homes were available and the interest rates that were charged in 1988.
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If Walls Could Talk: Mockingbird Hill
Congratulations to the latest winner of our “If Walls Could Talk” poll: Mockingbird Hill at 1843 7th St. NW. Mockingbird Hill photo by Jamie Liu Vice squad raid for illegal gambling We came across a story in the Baltimore Afro-American from July 21st, 1928 detailing a raid on Shirley Hamond Brown’s home at 1835 7th St. NW. The raid netted a gill (i.e., a quarter pint) of gin...
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Washington Manual Training High School in 1895
Below is a great drawing of the Washington Manual Training High School around 1895. Today, this building is the Asbury Dwellings apartment building. Perspective sketch – Washington Manual Training High School, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect (1895-1898) Here is the Google Street View of the same corner today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.912274,-77.021863&spn=0.011804,0.022638&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=38.912342,-77.022084&panoid=u1nkd6en4ypw5O3Xvq_V_A&cbp=12,117.04,,0,-7.51&source=embed&output=svembed]
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Map of U St. and Shaw Circa 1903 and 1921
Below is the Baist real estate map of the area around U St. and Vermont Ave. NW. So if you’re a frequent patron of Dodge City, Nellie’s, or the hoppin’ new place, Brixton, this will be pretty interesting to you. Click on either of the images for greater details. Baist map of U St. and Shaw (1903) And check out the same area 18 years late in 1921. A large number of the frame...
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May 28th, 1941: The First Night Game at Griffith Stadium
On May 28th, 1941, Griffith Stadium hosted its first night game under the newly installed lights. Walter Johnson was special guest, Joe DiMaggio had a 12-game hitting streak, and the Senators were stumbling. Read about the historic night in Washington baseball history.
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Shaw's Tavern: A Look at the History of 520 Florida Avenue NW
Explore the history of Shaw's Tavern, located at 520 Florida Avenue NW in Washington, DC. From the Blue Bird Cafe and Tea Room to Benny Lerner's Rainbow Market, to Long's Liquors, this building has a rich and storied past.
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Sergeant Helen Kaiser: The Dog Who Bravely Served with the French Army in WWI
Meet Sergeant Helen Kaiser, the brave and dedicated dog who served with the French Army in World War I. Learn about her incredible story and how you can remember her legacy by supporting local animal shelters and adoption organizations.
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