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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

Ford’s Theater: The Site of Multiple Tragedies

On April 14, 1865, 150 years ago this month, John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. Only three years before, the theater had been gutted by fire, and 28 years after the assassination of Lincoln, another fatal tragedy would befall the notorious building. This disaster was ...

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? –- Part 3

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? — Part 2

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? – Part 1

Samuel W. Woodward: Department Store Magnate and Real Estate Developer

Franklin House: Home of Peggy O’Neale

The Site of the Russian Trade Representative

The Fosters: Three Generations of Secretaries of State

A Slave Owner Once Lived in Kalorama Park

What Does the “Washington Post March” Have to Do With the Embassy of Peru?

*Stephen A. Hansen is an historic preservation specialist, Washington, DC historian, and principal at DC Historic Designs, LLC. He also authors the blog Virtual Architectural Archaeology.