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Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Cameron Logan– Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Historic Capital: Preservation, Race and Real Estate in Washington, DC”

https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/historic-capital University of Minnesota Press, 2017 Tell us about the book. This is a book about the preservation movement in Washington, DC, across the 20th Century. I focus on the physical impact … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Latrobe Chapter Symposium – October 28, 2017 “City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol”

City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol  12th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  On May 16, 1930 Congress … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Past Planning for the Future: DC’s 1950 Comprehensive Plan …

… or, Planning Atomic-Age Washington PUBLISHED: APRIL 10TH, 2017 Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles. Tip: Click any image in the article to view that … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment