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What Once Was

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

  To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* What is that space between the curb and the sidewalk (or even some entire front yards in certain neighborhoods)? Who owns it, controls it, manages it? The term of art from the late 19th century for ...

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

DC Prisoners on the Hudson: Abraham Lincoln, Amos Pilsbury, and the Albany Penitentiary

The YMCA in Washington: Shifting With the Times

Washington Goes Wireless: The District’s 20-Year Struggle to Put Utility Wires Underground


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