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Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare

What Once Was Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare By Matthew B. Gilmore COMPLETE COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2019/02/21/commandeered-housing-in-wwi-washington-dc-a-federal-landlording-nightmare/ A startling (if cryptic) heading appears in the April … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cameron Logan– Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Historic Capital: Preservation, Race and Real Estate in Washington, DC”

https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/historic-capital University of Minnesota Press, 2017 Tell us about the book. This is a book about the preservation movement in Washington, DC, across the 20th Century. I focus on the physical impact … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days. The National Intelligencer … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition By Matthew B. Gilmore* http://intowner.com/2018/04/29/news-for-the-community-origins-of-washingtons-neighborhood-newspaper-tradition/ Hill Rag, the Georgetowner, Northwest Current (and more recent targeted Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont editions), the Southwester, and The InTowner itself (and … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 4TH, 2018 Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles.   By Matthew B. Gilmore* As … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries” September 28, 2016 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) will host Matthew Gilmore’s presentation, “Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries” at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at the … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

“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

DC Historic District Maps page updated

Click Historic District Maps page for the updated maps of various new and updated. Capitol Hill Historic District has been updated with the 2015 expansion: Capitol Hill Historic District expanded 2015 [pdf] Other … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment