The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill, Washington, D.C.

Photo and Ad of the Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill

Here’s a photo that we found at the Library of Congress. It shows the old Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill in the late 1930s. Source: Library of Congress And here’s an advertisement for the hotel that...

1940 U.S. Census List of Residents in the Mayflower Hotel

We haven’t done one of these “They Were Neighbors” posts in a while, and we stumbled across this great collection of U.S. Census records from 1940. Below are all the pages listing the residents of the...
The Mayflower Hotel

Three Stories From the Mayflower Hotel in D.C.

Source: Library of Congress The “Grande Dame of Washington” has seen so much history that it’s difficult to do a post listing just three bit of trivia. Nevertheless, the building that has seen guests like Queen...
The Mayflower Hotel (Library of Congress)

The Mayflower Hotel

This is an old image of the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Ave., some time in the mid to late 1920s.

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. Their annual meeting...

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...

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...