Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

“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

Deconstructing a Mystery: Rare photo proves to be the earliest ever taken of the Smithsonian Castle

Deconstructing a Mystery: Rare photo proves to be the earliest ever taken of the Smithsonian Castle.

August 10, 2015 · 1 Comment