Thanks to everyone for attending the discussion this afternoon. I was honored for the invitation and enjoyed the conversation.
As I mentioned at the end of the presentation, this is where you can find materials related to the chat. Enjoy this and hopefully you get lost in the historical abundance of the site. It’s a great window into the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C.
- First, sign up for our email list. We’ll send you great stuff!
- Then connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Now that you’re connected with us via digital means, here’s what you can dig into.
- Story about Officer Sprinkle: Now, the first story you need to look into is about Officer Sprinkle.
- Incredible Imagery: Here are the great images we shared: Columbia Heights in 1968, Tysons Corner in 1936, Washington in 1857, and Babe Ruth knocked out at Griffith Stadium in 1924.
- Story about Sharks: Check out the story about sharks in the Potomac and the “Society for Suppression of Man-Eating Fish.”
- Unbuilt Washington: These are the great images of things that were never built: Capitol expansion of 1877, alternate proposals for the Lincoln Memorial in 1912, proposed entrance to Key Bridge in 1928, proposed White House expansion in 1892, proposed West Wing expansion in the 1950s, the bridge for Ulysses Grant in 1887, and red Metro trains!
- Story about Marjorie Morris: Look into the intriguing life of the precocious Marjorie Morris of Chevy Chase.
- Film Footage: How about some great film footage of the District like a tribute to Washington’s baseball history, and a great video on YouTube showing the city in 1934.
- Why Is It Named?: What’s the history behind the Washington, D.C.’s name, Constitution Avenue, Cleveland Park, Centreville, or Meridian Hill.
- GoDCers Love Maps: Don’t forget these great maps like the street pavings of 1872, property values from 1880, juvenile delinquents in 1935, streetcar routes in 1880, proposed new Union Depot taking over Swampoodle in 1903, Bethesda in 1878, Falls Church in 1879, and the area around today’s World Bank in 1903.
- Last, check out our sister websites Ghosts of Baltimore and Cool Old Photos.
- Now, you should probably get back to work if you’re running through this list from your office! I take no responsibility for the decline in productivity at the World Bank.