Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

New Yorkers Transform How Washingtonians Live: Washington’s 19th Century Apartment Revolution

By Matthew B. Gilmore* In May of 1880 Congressman Fernando Wood, former mayor of New York City, applied for a permit to build “French flats” at 1418 I Street , … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Expanded historic district – Financial Historic District

Financial Historic District Formerly Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District (Boundary Increase and Amendment) The district was expanded north and west. Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District amendment/expansion, Case 16-12. The Board … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

DC Archaeology events Aug-Sept 2016

Small Finds Work Group Wednesday August 24, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House, 2715 Que Street, NW DC 20007 Subject: Commemorative Tokens and Presidential Memorabilia.  Formal presentations on artifacts from sites in … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana – issue raised at the August 17 DCPL Board meeting

The issue of access to Washingtoniana collections while MLK Library is undergoing renovation was raised at the Board of Trustees meeting  August 17, 2016 in the public comments at the start of … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana – raise the issue at the DCPL Board meeting

The most effective way to try to ascertain the DC Public Library’s position on access to and support of the Washingtoniana Division would be to attend their next Board of … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana?

http://march.rutgers.edu/2016/08/whither-washingtoniana/ As the temporary closure of Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington DC for long-overdue renovation draws nigh, a huge question remains unanswered for the local history community—whither Washingtoniana? … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)-Expands scope allowing state partners to digitize historic newspapers from 1690 to 1963

Expanding Our Current Scope | NDNP  https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/news/index.html#20160708_1 JULY 7, 2016 National Digital Newspaper Program The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment