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What Once Was

Where did Washington DC’s 1950 Population of 800,000 Live?

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* In 1950 the United States federal census recorded the population in the District of Columbia at 802,178 -- Washington’s high population milestone. Today, as Washington’s estimated population crosses the 700,000 mark and may surpass 800,000 in ...

Washington’s First Bicycle Craze: ‘Cycling in the 1880s and 1890s

Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington