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Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Early Washington DC

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: https://intowner.com/2020/03/24/food-on-the-streets-street-vending-in-the-district-of-columbia/ By Matthew B. Gilmore*   In 19th century Washington sales of goods … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jeff Forret – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts”

“Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts” Cambridge University Press, January 2020. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/williams-gang-notorious-slave-trader-and-his-cargo-black-convicts?format=HB Tell us about the book. Williams’ Gang tells the story of Washington, … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Conroy – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac”

Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac October 2019. https://rowman.com/isbn/9781538108468/jefferson’s-white-house-monticello-on-the-potomac Tell us about the book Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac is the first book devoted to the President’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space

By Matthew B. Gilmore* In a milestone moment in DC’s urban development, plans are underway  for a complete refit of Franklin Park — by the District of Columbia, not the National … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Robert Kapsch – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840”

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840 Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018 1. Tell us about the book. Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre 2019

Welcome Pierre 2019 Welcome Pierre Don’t miss out! Join us for the 30th annual Welcome Pierre on March 9th from 6:30 to 8:30. Hosted at the exclusive rooftop bar of the Graham … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre 2019

Welcome Pierre Don’t miss out! Major L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City on March 9th, 1791, was both unexpected and unheralded. Join this group of local history lovers … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

What Once Was Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/  By Matthew B. Gilmore During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving (seasonal re-run)

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 … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Prothro Williams – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Kim Prothro Williams Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. The History Press, 2018 Related presentation: Rural Remnants of Washington County: An Architectural Survey of Washington’s Historic Farms and Estates   … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · 1 Comment