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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

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

In 1886, Woodward & Lothrop department store co-founder, Samuel W. Woodward, built a large house for himself at 2015 Wyoming Avenue, NW. Designed by architect Eugene Clarence Gardner, it was situated on the highest elevation in what is now known as Kalorama Triangle, sitting at the top of the rise ...

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

The Force School: Alma Mater to Presidents’ Son, a Count, and a World-Famous Aviator

The Galts and Galts of Dupont Circle

*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.