Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Reading and Signing: Washington: A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2, 2015 7 pm

A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2nd, 2015  7pm Upshur Street Books (just a few blocks north of Petworth Metro station!) Creative Nonfiction Reading Event Date … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The YMCA in Washington: Shifting With the Times

Washington’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has gone through many trials since its founding and made its home in a variety of locations.

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

What you find when you aren’t looking-curiousities in photo research-“Old farm buildings”

[click on picture above to enlarge] “Old Farm Buildings” – oops – not really. This is the Six Buildings in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (Yes, a 7th … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Obituary: Lucinda Prout Janke

Lucinda Prout Janke Lucinda Prout Janke, 72, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. An accomplished DC Historian, and 45-year resident of Capitol Hill, she is survived … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where does DC stand when it comes to nontax revenue: What do the numbers tell?

Originally posted on District, Measured:
Last month the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) issued an updated report on the District’s general purpose nontax revenue, which is largely comprised…

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment