Read Clark Mills' scathing letter to the editor about the unfinished Washington Monument. Mills was the sculptor of the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park. Learn more about this interesting piece from the Washington Post from 1877.
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we explore the Smithsonian's archives of historic photos of the West Wing and the Washington Monument. See the stunning photos of DC's past! #Smithsonian #WestWing #WashingtonMonument
Take a journey back in time and explore this aerial view of Washington, D.C. circa 1921. In the foreground, you can see the Red Cross building and in the background, the Washington Monument and the Old Post Office Building. Click on the photo for a larger image.
Check out this tacky proposal to finish the Washington Monument. The date on the drawing is 1889, however the monument was completed and dedicated in 1885. See the proposed design and learn more about the history of the monument.
Read the front page of The National Republican from February 21st, 1885, the day the Washington Monument was dedicated. In our "In The Paper" series, explore the history of the nation's capital as presented in local newspapers.
Explore Washington, D.C. through the eyes of GoDCer Tony - a D.C. native. Tony's father was a pilot with Eastern Airlines and he's shared some of his photos, including shots of National Airport (not Reagan), the 1962 MLB All-Star Game at D.C. Stadium (i.e., RFK) and more!