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Archive for February 21st, 2019

Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore A startling (if cryptic) heading appears in the April 27, 1918 Washington Herald, “May oust tenants from District Homes.” Legislation then pending in Congress, known as the Swanson housing bill (sponsored by Senator Claude A. Swanson of Virginia), would […]