Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Alexander R. Shepherd: Washington’s Coriolanus – The Washington Center – October 6, 2015

Alexander R. Shepherd: Washington’s Coriolanus [PDF]

Guest Speaker presentation for Cindy Gueli’s “Scandalous Washington: Uncovering DC history”, Fall 2015,  The Washington Center

▪Background on DC at the time

▪Who was Shepherd?

▪What did he accomplish?

▪Why was it controversial?

▪His rehabilitation over 100 years – a “necessary man”?

1872 and 1873 paving

1872 and 1873 BPW Paving, by Matthew Gilmore (derived from original BPW map)

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