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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

What Ultimately Happened to William Tunnicliff’s Two Hotels? – Part 1

William Tunnicliff’s two establishments in early Washington are often mistakenly referred to as taverns. This is likely due to the fact that his first establishment on Pennsylvania Avenue served as a beer garden in the late 19th century. Perpetuating this misnomer, the modern-day restaurant across from Eastern Market on Capitol ...

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

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

*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.