Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Evening research locations in Washington DC (and Saturdays) – updated

Library of Congress Locations for doing historical research in the evening in Washington are very few. The Library of Congress is the major one. Notably the reading rooms open late … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

DC Surveyor Office maps online

Now accessible from home. USE the manual: SurDocs Manual It is a very difficult and intimidating system to navigate–you need your square and lot–so you should know the whole history … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Past Planning for the Future: DC’s 1950 Comprehensive Plan …

… or, Planning Atomic-Age Washington PUBLISHED: APRIL 10TH, 2017 Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles. Tip: Click any image in the article to view that … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment