Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Harewood (historic WW Corcoran) House threatened with destruction by Basilica

Should this historic house be razed?   Photo via raze application Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9324858,-77.0014591,3a,75y,328.51h,86.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si5qsOsddXp3Ik05bFE3Q2Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The former country residence of William Corcoran, one of the founders of Riggs Bank and the Corcoran Gallery … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Washington DC history resources – City directories online

A list Link here More: 1822 directory – first Washington directory 1846 – Washington directory an national register 1850 – The Washington directory, and Congressional and executive register, for 1850 1853 – The Washington and Georgetown … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Washingtoniana re-opens (by appointment) at the Newseum on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Visit During the three-year modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washingtoniana archival materials are available by appointment at the Library of Congress. Due to renovations of the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington By Matthew B. Gilmore* COMPLETE COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2017/09/01/its-not-the-heat-its-the-humidity-ninety-years-of-manufactured-weather-in-washington/ August 1, 2017 marked the 91st anniversary of the … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Presentation from Carnegie Library Rehabilitation and Modernization Project, Section 106 Consultation Meeting, Thursday, August 24, 2017

This presentation includes assessment of (potential) effects. Meeting Agenda 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Section 106 Progress 1. Provide an update to the Section 106 and agency review process; 2. … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives and District of Columbia Court Records -> Kansas City?

National Archives and District of Columbia Records PUBLISHED: AUGUST 3RD, 2017 http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ By Matthew Gilmore* There’s an immediate threat to access to important District of Columbia records at the National … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Carnegie Library Apple Store Section 106 meeting scheduled for August 24, 2017

The next Section 106 Consultation Meeting for the Carnegie Library Rehabilitation and Modernization project will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the offices of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Carnegie Library Apple Global Flagship Store lease agreement announced

Events DC and Apple have agreed to a lease on the Carnegie Library.  http://www.eventsdc.com/NewsRoom/PressRelease/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?id=642&year=2017&utm_source=social&utm_campaign=twitter “Within [sic] the signed agreement, Apple will lease a portion of the Carnegie Library, comprising approximately 19,000 … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  On May 16, 1930 Congress … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aug 5, 2017 House History workshop at Library of Congress

Aug 5, 2017 House History workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-history-day-tickets-36452140333 Sponsored by Humanities DC When: August 5, 2017 session 1: 10 am session 2: 1 pm register for just one session Where: Library … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment