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Temple Court off D Street and Delaware, SW, Washington, D. C.

What Did Southwest D.C. Used to Look Like?

This old photograph shows Southwest D.C. as it looked in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Source: New York Public Library I can’t really even orient myself to where this is today as the place has changed so much. This is

Capitol Park Townhouses advertisement

50 Years Ago Today: Capitol Park Townhouses Advertisement

This is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963 — exactly 50 years ago today. It’s so sad that developers destroyed basically all of southwest to “modernize it” with these brutalist, Soviet-looking buildings.

March 4th, 1920 headline

Aviator Leaps to His Death Near Buzzard Point

Here’s a crazy story from the 1920s. We dug this up in the Washington Post, printed on March 4th, 1920. Failure to properly judge the wind yesterday cost one man his life when two parachute demonstrators jumped 1,200 feet from

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