Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Kids in the neighborhood: The District has more children, but they are not where they used to be

Originally posted on District, Measured:
After many years of decline, the total number of children in the District started to increase beginning 2011. The turnaround in the overall population had…

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can the rent be so high in DC when almost two-thirds of all rental units in the District are subject torent control? A small number of “spoiler “units with high turnover may be the reason.

The District, along with a few other housing major markets in the nation, has rent control laws that were enacted to protect tenants against unreasonable rent increases. The laws governing … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

Benjamin Severson was incensed. The work he’d devoted so much time and energy into had been undone. Despite many critics, Severson, a civil engineer and foreman under Montgomery Meigs for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Die Braumeister

Originally posted on Collections Corner:
This month’s History & Hops features Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant at Navy Yard.  Started in 1988 by Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch, the brewery reflects its founders’…

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Irish Washington DC – some sources

Irish Washington DC originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ St. Patrick’s Day in Washington DC in 1854. Old St. Patrick’s Church, 10th & F Sts., N.W. [LC-DIG-npcc-28305 / LC-F8122- 44637 [P&P]] New St. Patrick’s Church, … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Washington DC Museums – A concise, complete list

Below is the list of all museums (and art galleries) in the District of Columbia. If available a website, twitter account, and online calendar are listed. [Note: libraries with exhibition … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre Reception & Toast-March 9, 2016

March 9 @ 6:30 pm–9:00 pm | $30.00 The 28th Annual Welcome Pierre! Reception & Toast Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:30-9:00 in the evening  Dower House – Tudor Place 1670 31st Street, NW Washington, … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment