Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore click for full article: http://intowner.com/2015/08/19/washingtons-lime-kilns-creating-the-stuff-of-building/ Tucked away in an obscure corner of Foggy Bottom is an odd sight — several curious stone walls and structures neatly … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Washington DC – Center of Paper Straw Manufacture

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore January 3, 1888 Marvin Chester Stone received a patent for the artificial drinking (paper) straw. This was a great improvement over a natural rye straw. Family … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment