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Why Is It Named Woodley Park?

Who was Mr. Woodley, you're probably wondering. Well unlike Mr. Cleveland's eponymous neighborhood one stop past Woodley on the red line, this neighborhood was not...

1913 Map of Woodley Park and Observatory Circle

Happy Sunday, and welcome to map week! Starting now, going through the rest of the week, we're posting a map each day, so get...

Every Home is Distinctive in Woodley Park

Here's a great old advertisement for Woodley Park in 1928. We found this one in The Washington Post, and it's advertising some Wardman homes.

Never Built: Metro’s Bridge Over Rock Creek

In these 1966 drawings, train cars roll below the surface of Connecticut Avenue -- but above Rock Creek. Holes have been cut through the...
Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog Fetches Three Stories About the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog went on another walk this past weekend to seek out three more stories for the GoDC community. This time, she passed through...
Walter Spangenberg, captain in the Woodrow Wilson High School Cadet Corps at the school's Regimental Ball during WWII - October 1943 (Shorpy)

Walter Spangenberg of Woodrow Wilson High School Cadet Corps

This is a far more charming photo of Washington in 1943 than the mock execution being held on the grounds of Woodrow Wilson High...
Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure (Smithsonian)

Proposed National Zoo in Rock Creek Park

We are a great nation and Americans in the 1880s were proud of their rapidly growing and dominant country. But how can you truly...

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...
The "Rainbow Row" of homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Green House at 2515 Cliffbourne Pl. NW – Part...

This is the first in a four-part series of posts covering the colorful homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW, between Calvert St. and Biltmore St....
Greenberg House, photo by Karen Ruckman

Reader’s Choice: Why is Syracuse University in Woodley Park?

A curious Ghosts of D.C. reader posted on Facebook that she wanted to know why Syracuse has a house in Woodley Park. I too...

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