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What Once Was

Washington’s First Bicycle Craze: ‘Cycling in the 1880s and 1890s

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* A daredevil bicyclist riding his enormous two-wheeler down the Capitol’s House-side east front steps -- it’s a famous image everyone recognizes. Any work even casually mentioning bicycles in Washington will refer to it; it’s been on ...

Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington

“Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act

Selling the Eyes of the Public – Washington Wages War on Billboards