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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

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

In August 1814, when British forces invaded Washington, among the buildings they set fire to was the Capitol building. Although still under construction at the time, it was already occupied by Congress. The Capitol Hotel Company, a stock company founded by local citizens concerned that the seat of government would ...

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?

St. Thomas’ Parish

*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.