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Matthew B. Gilmore

Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution of Noise Regulation in Washington, DC

What Once Was Traffic on 15th St NW in 1936 (Library of Congress) Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution of Noise Regulation in Washington, DC By Matthew B. … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

DS Barry departure date set

Navy Sets Departure Date for Display Ship Barry http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/installations/nsa_washington/news/navy-sets-departure-date-for-display-ship-barry.html   04/11/16   Navy sets date for decommissioned ship USS Barry departure   WASHINGTON – The Navy today announced it has … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Slavery and Emancipation in Washington, D.C. – Updated Bibliography

Updated April 2016. Check here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/slavery-and-emancipation-in-washington-d-c-updated-bibliography/   earlier version here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28441/discussions/67624/slavery-emancipation-washington-dc-–-bibliography and earlier versions back to 2001 on H-DC.    

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Petworth that never was: curious case of the missing plat

Matthew B. Gilmore, April 2016 Property subdivision related to development rarely generates much controversy. The case of Petworth is an exception–an interesting curiosity in the development of the District of … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why is there No 1100 Block of Wisconsin?

Originally posted on The Georgetown Metropolitan:
There’s no L St. in Georgetown. You can walk straight from K St. to M St. without passing their middle sibling. And partially as…

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment