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Matthew B. Gilmore

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Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway Trestle in Danger of Collapse

Originally posted on DCinruins.:
One of my all-time favorite DC ruins is in danger of collapse, but the Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway Trestle near Georgetown University has been…

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Irish Washington DC – 2018 revised update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ New Swampoodle history blog post-Feb 4th, 2018:  Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley Swampoodle history blog post resources: What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia population growth continues–2017 estimates released

The 2017 population estimate has been released:  693,972 (as of July 1), an increase of 12,802, which is 1.88%. This is an uptick in growth, which had slowed to 1.33% in … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 Washington DC history books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history (and biography) published  in 2017. A Goodreads link is included for those available to provide more details on each … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

NARA cuts Saturday hours–who to contact

Ann Cummings ann.cummings@nara.gov William (Jay) Bosanko william.bosanko@nara.gov is the NARA COO (https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2013/nr13-25.html) David Ferriero david.ferriero@nara.gov is Archivist of the United States NARA Senior Staff: https://www.archives.gov/about/organization/senior-staff The National Archives and Records Administration announced last … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Whither Washingtoniana?–collection closes July 7, 2017 at the Carnegie Library building!

Washingtoniana will close its doors at the Carnegie Library on July 7, 2017. Preparations for construction of the (fast-tracked) Apple global flagship store, as described here: http://intowner.com/2017/06/14/plans-for-major-rehab-enhanced-use-of-historic-carnegie-library-building-now-moving-forward/  are due to begin. … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)-Expands scope allowing state partners to digitize historic newspapers from 1690 to 1963

Expanding Our Current Scope | NDNP  https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/news/index.html#20160708_1 JULY 7, 2016 National Digital Newspaper Program The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

DS Barry departure date set

Navy Sets Departure Date for Display Ship Barry http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/installations/nsa_washington/news/navy-sets-departure-date-for-display-ship-barry.html   04/11/16   Navy sets date for decommissioned ship USS Barry departure   WASHINGTON – The Navy today announced it has … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kids in the neighborhood: The District has more children, but they are not where they used to be

Originally posted on District, Measured:
After many years of decline, the total number of children in the District started to increase beginning 2011. The turnaround in the overall population had…

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can the rent be so high in DC when almost two-thirds of all rental units in the District are subject torent control? A small number of “spoiler “units with high turnover may be the reason.

The District, along with a few other housing major markets in the nation, has rent control laws that were enacted to protect tenants against unreasonable rent increases. The laws governing … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upcoming DC History Events

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  • Mapping Early Washington DC September 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm – 12:30 am COMMUNITY FORUM ON 'MAPPING EARLY WASHINGTON'John Philip Sousa Hall, Hill Center DCEvent Type :Community Meeting,Discussion,FreeCategory:DC History EVENT DETAILS The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will host a community forum on “Mapping Early Washington.” Who lived on your block in 1822? Brian D. Kraft, DC history expert and director of the Visualizing DC History project, has mapped…