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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

Unveiling Of President Garfield Assassination temporary markers On National Mall – Nov 19, 2018

Unveiling Of President Garfield Assassination Waysides On National Mall By NPT Staff on November 8th, 2018 The site where President James Garfield was assassinated in 1881 will finally be marked by interpretive … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Remembering President James Garfield

https://www.c-span.org/video/?445754-1/remembering-president-james-garfield Remembering President James Garfield Matthew Gilmore, who edits a Washington, D.C., history blog, talked about the complicated and controversial building of a memorial to President James Garfield on the U.S. Capitol … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President  By Matthew B. Gilmore* The story might be ripped from today’s headlines: a presidential memorial, delayed for years, caught up in … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 1 Comment