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Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Bellevue Becomes Dumbarton House: a moving experience

This What Once Was column was originally published in The InTowner newspaper — August 19, 2015. The InTowner ceased publication in 2020. PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2015 By Matthew  B. Gilmore* On May 30, 1914 John L. … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

What Once Was: Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building

This What Once Was column was originally published in The InTowner newspaper — August 19, 2015. The InTowner ceased publication in 2020. PUBLISHED: AUGUST 19TH, 2015 By Matthew B. Gilmore* To view images full … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

What Once Was: Washington DC, Center of Manufacturing . . .

This What Once Was column was originally published in The InTowner newspaper — July 15, 2015. The InTowner ceased publication in 2020. PUBLISHED: JULY 18TH, 2015 By Matthew B. Gilmore* … Continue reading

May 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

The New Deal and Parks in Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 6, 2:30pm-3:45pm

The New Deal and Parks in Washington, D.C.Thursday, May 6, 2:30pm-3:45pm register: https://dcpreservation.z2systems.com/np/clients/dcpreservation/event.jsp?event=81&Online https://www.aiadc.com/event/new-deal-and-parks-washington-dcJoin the DC Preservation League, Washington Architectural Foundation, and AIA|DC on Thursday, May 6th at 2:30pm EDT for a presentation with the Living New Deal about their … Continue reading

May 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Census 2020 Population slumps below 2017 level

The District of Columbia’s population growth over the past decade reversed itself, dropping by 16,204 people, a 2.3% decline–dropping the District’s population below its 2017 point. In 2019, D.C.’s population … Continue reading

April 28, 2021

Robert Watson – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation”

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FINAL BATTLE: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation. Robert P. Watson. Georgetown University Press, 2021. http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/george-washingtons-final-battle 1. Tell us about the book.  George Washington, … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Robert Watson: George Washington’s Final Battle February 18, 2021 4pm

Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library would like to invite you to the next event in our series of ongoing live streamed interviews with Georgetown faculty and Press authors … Continue reading

February 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

John Wood: United States Capitol Photographer (1856-1864) — January 13, 2021

Title: John Wood: United States Capitol Photographer (1856-1864) Presenter: Adrienne Lundgren, Photograph Conservator, Library of Congress Date and Time: January 13, 2021, 11 am – 12 pm EST This lecture … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jean Baker – Interview with an Author – “Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe”

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Jean H. Baker, Oxford University Press, 2020. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190696450.001.0001/oso-9780190696450 Tell us about the book: Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe is … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Once Was–DC History Column — Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was — Matthew B. Gilmore (archival links below) Washington DC, Center of Manufacturing . . . PUBLISHED: JULY 18TH, 2015 Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building PUBLISHED: AUGUST … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

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