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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

Bob Ellis – retires

[Sad news–Bob has been a tremendous resource at the National Archives] This from Bob Ellis: To everyone on H-DC: I am retiring April 27, 2018. I don’t know who will be … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

What Once Was News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers PUBLISHED: MARCH 21ST, 2018 Full column here: http://intowner.com/2018/03/21/news-for-the-capital-and-the-nation-politics-and-washingtons-daily-newspapers/ Click this to find our archive of What … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

What Once Was One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia PUBLISHED: JANUARY 1ST, 2018 Click this to find our archive … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, including the National Intelligencer, and The Union, reported on Mayor William Winston Seaton’s proclamation of November 27 as a “Day of Thanksgiving,” it being the city’s first … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

More service cutbacks at the National Archives

In conjuction with the new fiscal year and Archives month, the National Archives again is cutting hours of service. Consultation room hours at Archives I (downtown Washington) are brought forward … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives DC court records followup

For original issue see: http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ Here’s the National Archives response: Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 The National Archives, our nation’s record … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Harewood (historic WW Corcoran) House threatened with destruction by Basilica

Should this historic house be razed?   Photo via raze application Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9324858,-77.0014591,3a,75y,328.51h,86.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si5qsOsddXp3Ik05bFE3Q2Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The former country residence of William Corcoran, one of the founders of Riggs Bank and the Corcoran Gallery … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington By Matthew B. Gilmore* COMPLETE COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2017/09/01/its-not-the-heat-its-the-humidity-ninety-years-of-manufactured-weather-in-washington/ August 1, 2017 marked the 91st anniversary of the … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  On May 16, 1930 Congress … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment
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