Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Latrobe Chapter Symposium – October 28, 2017 “City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol”

City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol  12th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President  By Matthew B. Gilmore* The story might be ripped from today’s headlines: a presidential memorial, delayed for years, caught up in … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

More service cutbacks at the National Archives

In conjuction with the new fiscal year and Archives month, the National Archives again is cutting hours of service. Consultation room hours at Archives I (downtown Washington) are brought forward … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives DC court records followup

For original issue see: http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ Here’s the National Archives response: Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 The National Archives, our nation’s record … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 · 1 Comment