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This Fascinating Old Photograph Shows the Washington Nationals Playing at Swampoodle Grounds in the 1880s
This old photograph from the 1880s shows the Washington Nationals playing at Swampoodle Grounds. Click on the image to see amazing details. Source: Architect of the Capitol.
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The Colorful Story of Morris Connors and the Lost Neighborhood of Swampoodle
Learn the colorful story of Morris Connors, a notorious Swampoodle thief and rough, as we explore the lost neighborhood of Swampoodle. We uncovered the article in The Washington Post, printed on October 20th, 1879. Come along on this journey of historical context and facts!
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The 1861 View From The Capitol Roof: A Look North
Take a look at the 1861 view from the Capitol roof! This post looks at the sites visible from Washington, DC in 1861, including the ghostly, blurred waving American flag in the center. Source: Library of Congress.
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View of Swampoodle from Capitol Building in 1861
Here’s a good one to study. This is a view from the Capitol Building looking north, very early during the Civil War. Photograph shows view of Washington, D.C., taken from U.S. Capitol, showing Douglas Hospital, Old Douglas House, Railway Station, The Washington, or Wilkes House, St. Aloysius, Government Printing Office, Glenwood Cemetery, Swampoodle, Old Mill.
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Check Out this 1903 Map of Swampoodle and Compare It to the 1888 Map
Check out this 1903 map of Swampoodle and compare it to the 1888 map. See the proposed Union Station superimposed over the neighborhood and some familiar street names which appear to have been recycled in different areas.
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GoDCers Love Maps: Exploring the History of Swampoodle and Union Station
GoDCers love maps and they love Swampoodle! Learn more about the working-class Irish neighborhood destroyed in the early 1900s to make way for Union Station in DC. See an 1888 Sanborn fire insurance map of Swampoodle here.
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Exploring the History of Gonzaga College High School
Take a look back in time and explore the rich history of Gonzaga College High School. Learn about its humble beginnings in Washington D.C.'s Swampoodle neighborhood, its rise to prominence, and its recent expansion.
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Exploring the Streets of Swampoodle in 1895: A Column From the Washington Post
Take a step back in time to 1895 and explore the rough Irish immigrant neighborhood of Swampoodle. Read a column from the Washington Post that tells the story of three locals who boozed until the wee hours of the morning.
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