Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Mrs. Cole’s Bay Window: Parking, streets, trees, projections, and the Secretary of War

  By Matthew B. Gilmore* What is that space between the curb and the sidewalk (or even some entire front yards in certain neighborhoods)? Who owns it, controls it, manages … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Resident employment grew four times faster in DC than in the suburbs over the past 4 years — District, Measured

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employed DC residents rose from 323,823 in April 2012 to 370,204 in April 2016, a 14.3% increase of 46,381. … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Apartments growing more rapidly than population, while new office space lags employment growth — District, Measured

Over the past three years population and jobs in DC have grown steadily and at about the same rate. From the first quarter of 2013.1 to 2016.1. DC’s population grew … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Park service gets $90 million to fix DC’s Memorial Bridge

See: https://www.arlnow.com/2016/07/05/deteriorating-memorial-bridge-receives-90-million-for-repairs/ Press release: Congressional representatives from Virginia and the District of Columbia today announced that the National Park Service (NPS), jointly with the District Department of Transportation, has been … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment