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What Once Was

by Stephen A. Hansen*

The Site of the Russian Trade Representative

The first house that stood at 2001 Connecticut Avenue on the southernmost point of Kalorama Triangle was the home of Dr. William Tindall. Following service in the Union army during the Civil War, Tindall moved to Washington to study medicine at Georgetown University. He then served for 63 years with ...

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

Alice Pike Barney’s Studio House on Sheridan Circle

The Future of Carnegie Library: What Might Be

*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.