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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

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

In May of 1799, William Tunnicliff announced that his large and commodious new hotel near the Capitol, the Washington City Hotel (often referred to as just “Tunnicliff’s”), was complete and ready for guests. This building stood on lots on First Street and what was then the 100 block of A Street, ...

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

An Endangered Synagogue Mural in the Mount Vernon Neighborhood

*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.