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Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Early Washington DC

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

Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods

Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods By Matthew B. Gilmore* FULL COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2018/09/17/naming-names-washingtons-neighborhoods/  There’s a kind of sport in identifying the neighborhood name for any particular spot in Washington — a sport … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Adam Costanzo – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Adam Costanzo George Washington’s Washington: Visions for the National Capital in Early Republic America. University of Georgia Press, 2018. book website Adam’s twitter @adam_costanzo Tell us about the book. Well … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · 1 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 · 1 Comment