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What Once Was

Enterprise over Washington: Airship history at the Nation’s Capital

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* “Out of the dark Northeast, under dark clouds and through fog banks, the German-built dirigible ZR-3 poked her silvery nose into an area of blue and sunlight over the District just at 12:50 o’clock. . . ...

Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution of Noise Regulation in Washington, DC

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

“Dignified, restrained, and well-proportioned”: the Making of the District of Columbia Municipal Building

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

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