Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Washington DC Archaeology featured at SHA

49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology January 6-9, 2016 • Washington, D.C. 49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology January 6-9, 2016 • Washington, D.C. Society for … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Latest D.C. Population Update – July 2015

DC Population history 1800-2015 (pdf) click image to enlarge The Census Bureau released its annual estimates of population (July 2015) the other day with the District’s population climbing to 672,228 from … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

DC Prisoners on the Hudson: Abraham Lincoln, Amos Pilsbury, and the Albany Penitentiary

DC Prisoners on the Hudson: Abraham Lincoln, Amos Pilsbury, and the Albany Penitentiary Published: December 17th, 2015 BY: Matthew B. Gilmore Click this to find our archive of What Once … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

RTB: Alford/Fortune’s Fool–Read this book! New and classic books for your DC history bookshelf

Note: this is the first in a continuing set of posts on important books (new and old) for those studying Washington DC history. Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Talk Dec 17, 2015-Mapping the Permanent System of Highways – DC’s “Second L’Enfant Plan”

DC’S “SECOND L’ENFANT PLAN” – THE PERMANENT SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS Little-known 1893/98 Master Plan Guided Upper DC’s 20th Century Development Thursday December 17, 2015. Evening lecture by Washington Map Society. Held at … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

District’s labor market and workforce are intertwined with Maryland and Virginia

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2014, nearly 774,000 workers reported working in the District of Columbia and they collectively earned $63.5 billion in wages and salaries. Of these workers,…

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

District’s labor market and workforce are intertwined with Maryland and Virginia

In 2014, nearly 774,000 workers reported working in the District of Columbia and they collectively earned $63.5 billion in wages and salaries. Of these workers, only 251,000 or 32 percent … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment