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Exploring the Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill in 1930s Washington, D.C.
Take a look back at the 1930s Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill in Washington, D.C., with a photo from the Library of Congress and an advertisement from The Washington Post.
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They Were Neighbors: 1940 U.S. Census Records from the Mayflower Hotel
Discover the residents of the Mayflower Hotel in 1940 with this collection of U.S. Census records from the same year. Click on each image to see a larger version and read through the names. Source: Ancestry.com.
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The Mayflower Hotel: Three Bits of Trivia
Experience history and explore the fascinating stories of FDR's "Nothing to Fear" speech, Monica Lewinsky's "blue dress" scandal, and the Walker Hotel and Apartments with this post. Discover the Mayflower Hotel!
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A Look at the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue in the 1920s
Take a look at this old image of the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Ave. in Washington, DC, some time in the mid to late 1920s. Learn more about this iconic hotel and its place in American history.
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American Engineering Council's Annual Dinner at the Mayflower Hotel (1937)
This room is full of middle-aged white dudes. The photograph below (courtesy of the Library of Congress) is the annual dinner of the American Engineering Council at the Mayflower Hotel, held in 1937. annual dinner of the American Engineering Council (1937) January 15th, 1937 Their annual meeting was held that morning in the hotel at 10 a.m., according to the Washington Post’s “What’s...
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Mayflower Hotel Maid Finds Woman Near Death; Husband Shoots Self Through Heart
This title is worthy of a big #WTF. Posts like this are sadly some of the more popular ones. I don’t know if GoDCers are attracted to the macabre, but it sure seems that way. So here’s another one for “From the Crazy Vault.” Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bennett (Washington Post) This is a crazy story of a military officer who shoots his wife while she was asleep and...
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Suite 870: the Haunted "Ghost Suite" at the Omni Shoreham Hotel
By now, everyone should know this is a blog about local history and stories lost to time. But our reader Suzanne commented on Facebook that we should post a local ghost story. So, I’m happy to oblige for another “Reader’s Choice.” There are a number of well-known ghost stories in D.C., many of them centered around the Capitol Building, the White House, or Lafayette Square....
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