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Marcus Moore Restorations

What Once Was

Pneumatic tubes: technological innovation and politics in Shepherd-era Washington DC

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* Deep in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution is a folder labeled “Pneumatic tubes” containing just a few curious documents -- three letters to Professor Joseph Henry, one from Columbus Delano dated May 16, 1873; a ...

Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space

Teddy Roosevelt and Washington DC’s “Smoke Nuisance”

Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part II, Adoption and Regulations

Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part I,  Anticipation and Local Innovation

Pensions, portfolios, and printing: J. Worth Carnahan in Washington, DC

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

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving