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Matthew B. Gilmore

The “Highway Plan” in the District of Columbia–the Permanent System of Highways for the District of Columbia

Recent articles in reference to planning at Walter Reed touch on the District’s “Highway Plan”. Properly called the “Permanent System of Highways for the District of Columbia”, the history leading … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s in a name? Heurich Brewery and its beers

Originally posted on Collections Corner:
How do we choose the Collections Corner topic each month?  Because the Collections Corner exhibit is connected to our History & Hops beer tasting and…

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residents move into the city for jobs, move out for housing

Originally posted on District, Measured:
The District added about 90,000 net new residents between 2000 and 2014, but the population churn has been great. Current Population Survey data show that…

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment