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What Once Was

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that Senator Jacob Gallinger (R-NH) had introduced "a bill which would extend to Washington the ...

Kidwell’s gambit: One man’s gamble and the creation of Potomac Park

New Yorkers Transform How Washingtonians Live: Washington’s 19th Century Apartment Revolution

Mrs. Cole’s Bay Window: Parking, streets, trees, projections, and the Secretary of War

The Bridge a Traffic Jam Built: Arlington Memorial Bridge

Enterprise over Washington: Airship history at the Nation’s Capital

Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution of Noise Regulation in Washington, DC

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

“Dignified, restrained, and well-proportioned”: the Making of the District of Columbia Municipal Building

Washington’s Lincoln: The First Monument to the Martyred President