Quantcast

Tag: William Howard Taft

View of 5 Dupont Circle NW where President William H. Taft once lived. FOR RENT signs are taped into the first floor windows. Image also includes partial views of 4 and 6 Dupont Circle.

President Taft’s Former Home on Dupont Circle

Here's a terrific old photo of former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft's home on Dupont Circle. The photo was taken in 1913...
Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909.

President Taft’s Snowy Inauguration in 1909

Complaining about our bizarre weather? Try having your Presidential Inauguration in crappy, snowy weather. That's what happened to our most rotund president (and latest...
Harry Atwood takes off from the South Lawn - July 14th, 1911

Guy Flies Plane Off White House Lawn

This is a great picture, shared by GoDCer Mike, showing Harry Atwood, taking off from the South Lawn of the White House. This photo...
six-story apartment building being constructed by Thomas Pickford - April 12th, 1908 (Washington Post)

Apartment Building Collapses in Dupont Circle

You may recognize this building, because it is still there. After reading an article in the Washington Post from 1908, I have a far different...
White House stables and horse during Teddy Roosevelt's administration (Library of Congress)

White House Stables Demolished; Pauline the Cow Left Homeless

President Taft was a huge advocate for automobiles. So much so, that he the first set of White House limousines, including one that was...

British Aeronaut Lands Biplane Between War Department and West Wing

Look at this photo from 1910. It's amazing. That's the Executive Office Building on the left and the West Wing on the right ......
White House callers on January 24th, 2012

100 Years Ago: Who Visited the White House?

For the next "This Day in History" post, I came across this list of White House visitors for January 24th, 1912. A long list...

100 Years Ago: President and Mrs. Taft Dine at Knox Residence

An interesting society section article in the Washington Post from January 5th, 1912 (I know I'm a day late. I started this last night...

Featured Posts