Reader's Choice / 15.02.2012

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. I wanted to do something a little less known to locals and tourists alike -- and possibly a place where the latter would sleep during their visit. This is a story Henry L. Doherty, a financial backer of the Shoreham Hotel and former resident of Suite 870.
If Walls Could Talk / 31.01.2012

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. You've seen these before, the green, yellow, red and blue homes, perfectly complementing each other. I imagine that I'm not the only one curious about the history of the four houses in this rainbow row of historic homes. So dive into the first home ... the one at 2515 Cliffbourne Pl. NW.

If Walls Could Talk, Reader's Choice / 13.01.2012

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 am curious each time I walk by the Greenberg House at 2301 Calvert St. NW. So I'm going to find out, as well as learn about the house's history. This will be our first official "Reader's Choice" and another "If Walls Could Talk." It better be good. The university has a program in Washington called "Syracuse University in the Capital" and their school website gives some basic information on it. By the way, the Greenberg House is also on Twitter and Facebook, so check those out (after your read the full post of course).