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Matthew B. Gilmore

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

What Once Was: 1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

PUBLISHED: 2017; OCTOBER 25TH, 2018 To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each archival link: https://web.archive.org/web/20190606115013/http://intowner.com/2018/10/25/1845-washingtons-first-thanksgiving/  By Matthew B. Gilmore* In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Recent Scholarship on Washington, D.C. — 2019 edition

BY MATTHEW B. GILMORE This bibliography is the latest compilation of non-book/non-monograph scholarship on Washington, D.C. It includes theses, dissertations, and scholarly articles from 2018 into 2019 (and a few … Continue reading

November 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Grant Quertermous – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “A Georgetown Life: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place”

A GEORGETOWN LIFE: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place. Grant S. Quertermous, Editor. Georgetown University Press, October 2020 http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/georgetown-life Tell us about the book.     The book, … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

White House Rose Garden Restoration

The completion of the restoration of the White House Rose Garden was just recently announced. The goals, design process, and historical and horticultural analysis can be found here: White House … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System

Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System https://www.aiadc.com/event/webinar-scout-101-%E2%80%93-dcra%E2%80%99s-new-consolidated-data-system Date – Thursday, June 4 2020 Time – 12:00pm-1:00pm Location – Webinar Price $15 for Students, Assoc. AIA, AIA, & DAC … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

OBIT – InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84

InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84 Peter L. Wolff, a lawyer turned journalist who is credited with shedding light on important but often overlooked issues affecting D.C.’s local … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Population History page updated

2019 United States Census update: D.C. population growth slowed dramatically, climbing by just 3,294 (under .5%) to 705,749 as of July 2019 — growth slipping from years of 1,000 per month … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 visualization and data links

Sometimes this blog will look at non-DC history-related visualizations. A century after the Spanish Influenza today’s Coronavirus COVID-19 situation prompts this–with numerous websites showing a variety of data of various … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: https://intowner.com/2020/03/24/food-on-the-streets-street-vending-in-the-district-of-columbia/ By Matthew B. Gilmore*   In 19th century Washington sales of goods … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

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