Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

The Bridge a Traffic Jam Built: Arlington Memorial Bridge

By Matthew B. Gilmore* Tip: Click any image in the article to view that image at a larger size. It was Armistice Day 1921. The holiday celebrating the end of … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

Benjamin Severson was incensed. The work he’d devoted so much time and energy into had been undone. Despite many critics, Severson, a civil engineer and foreman under Montgomery Meigs for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Arlington County House History Research Guide

A while back I had the opportunity to work on some Arlington County house history research. The resources in Arlington have their familiar analogs (in some part) with those in … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment