Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Harewood (historic WW Corcoran) House threatened with destruction by Basilica

Should this historic house be razed?   Photo via raze application Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9324858,-77.0014591,3a,75y,328.51h,86.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si5qsOsddXp3Ik05bFE3Q2Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The former country residence of William Corcoran, one of the founders of Riggs Bank and the Corcoran Gallery … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Carnegie Library Apple Store Section 106 meeting scheduled for August 24, 2017

The next Section 106 Consultation Meeting for the Carnegie Library Rehabilitation and Modernization project will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the offices of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Georgetown Becomes Colonial — Reborn at 200: Georgetown’s 1951 Bicentenary Celebration

Georgetown Becomes Colonial — Reborn at 200: Georgetown’s 1951 Bicentenary Celebration PUBLISHED: MARCH 14TH, 2017 http://intowner.com/2017/03/14/georgetown-becomes-colonial-reborn-at-200-georgetowns-1951-bicentenary-celebration/ By Matthew B. Gilmore* For three days in 1951, between April 12th and 14th, … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Here to feast on historic places” — First Stirrings of Historic Preservation in Washington

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

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Expanded historic district – Financial Historic District

Financial Historic District Formerly Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District (Boundary Increase and Amendment) The district was expanded north and west. Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District amendment/expansion, Case 16-12. The Board … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bellevue Becomes Dumbarton House: a moving experience

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore On May 30, 1914 John L. Newbold received a dose of unwelcome news: the following Monday, June 1, the District of Columbia would commence demolition of … Continue reading

September 15, 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

Grant Circle Historic District Approved

An amended version of the proposed Grant Circle Historic District was approved April 2, 2015 Map: DESIGNATION HEARING Grant Circle Historic District, 4 through 33 Grant Circle, 519 (513) Varnum … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Building Height Timeline

District of Columbia Building Height Timeline. via District of Columbia Building Height Timeline.

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment