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
For full article click: http://intowner.com/2016/12/25/here-to-feast-on-historic-places-first-stirrings-of-historic-preservation-in-washington/ To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* On May 18, 1932, “appropriate exercises” accompanied the placing of … Continue reading
The Liquor License Did It: “Georgetown as a separate and independent city by law is hereby abolished.”
By Matthew B. Gilmore* COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE: http://intowner.com/2016/11/19/the-liquor-license-did-it-georgetown-as-a-separate-and-independent-city-by-law-is-hereby-abolished/ On February 11, 1895 Congress enacted “An Act changing the name of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.” It … Continue reading
By Matthew B. Gilmore* What is that space between the curb and the sidewalk (or even some entire front yards in certain neighborhoods)? Who owns it, controls it, manages … Continue reading
Updated April 2016. Check here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/slavery-and-emancipation-in-washington-d-c-updated-bibliography/ earlier version here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28441/discussions/67624/slavery-emancipation-washington-dc-–-bibliography and earlier versions back to 2001 on H-DC.