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What Once Was

Washington’s Lincoln: The First Monument to the Martyred President

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each Matthew B. Gilmore* On May 30, 1922 a huge crowd of nearly 50,000 assembled for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial at the far west end of the Mall. Congress recessed. President Harding and Chief Justice Taft addressed the assembled, ...

DC Prisoners on the Hudson: Abraham Lincoln, Amos Pilsbury, and the Albany Penitentiary

The YMCA in Washington: Shifting With the Times

Washington Goes Wireless: The District’s 20-Year Struggle to Put Utility Wires Underground

Bellevue Becomes Dumbarton House: a moving experience

Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building

Washington DC, Center of Manufacturing . . .

The Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Col. Truesdell’s “Widow’s Mite”

Ford’s Theater: The Site of Multiple Tragedies