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Matthew B. Gilmore

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom – May 20, 2017

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meet at: The Octagon, 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 Price: $10 for students & … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Irish Washington DC – some sources -updated for 2017

Irish Washington DC originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ St. Patrick’s Day in Washington DC in 1854. Old St. Patrick’s Church, 10th & F Sts., N.W. [LC-DIG-npcc-28305 / LC-F8122- 44637 [P&P]] New St. Patrick’s Church, … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sold out–Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

–waiting list available…. Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known aspects of Foggy … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kidwell’s gambit: One man’s gamble and the creation of Potomac Park

“Kidwell Meadows — riverfront views!,” contemporary advertisements might have read had John Kidwell’s bold real estate gambit succeeded. His attempt failed but the federal government’s long legal efforts to quash … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Bridge a Traffic Jam Built: Arlington Memorial Bridge

By Matthew B. Gilmore* Tip: Click any image in the article to view that image at a larger size. It was Armistice Day 1921. The holiday celebrating the end of … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

“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

The YMCA in Washington: Shifting With the Times

Washington’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has gone through many trials since its founding and made its home in a variety of locations.

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore click for full article: http://intowner.com/2015/08/19/washingtons-lime-kilns-creating-the-stuff-of-building/ Tucked away in an obscure corner of Foggy Bottom is an odd sight — several curious stone walls and structures neatly … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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