Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Historical Legal Materials for the District of Columbia

Click: Legal Materials and law-related resources in the Washingtoniana Division – a bibliography. I created this list back in 1996 and updated it through 1999. Washingtoniana has a wealth of legal/legislative … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Washington DC – Center of Paper Straw Manufacture

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore January 3, 1888 Marvin Chester Stone received a patent for the artificial drinking (paper) straw. This was a great improvement over a natural rye straw. Family … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

DC Historic District Maps page updated

Click Historic District Maps page for the updated maps of various new and updated. Capitol Hill Historic District has been updated with the 2015 expansion: Capitol Hill Historic District expanded 2015 [pdf] Other … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

3324 Dent Pl NW Archaeology Project – Yarrow Mamout site

The Dent Place project is at the property formerly owned by Yarrow Mamout whose portrait hangs in the Peabody Room of the Georgetown Public Library. Intern Mia Carey is a … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871 after Laurence F. Schmeckebier “Ward Boundaries of Washington and Georgetown” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, v.51-52. Before the District of Columbia wards … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment