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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

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom – May 20, 2017

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meet at: The Octagon, 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 Price: $10 for students & … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Bridge a Traffic Jam Built: Arlington Memorial Bridge

By Matthew B. Gilmore* Tip: Click any image in the article to view that image at a larger size. It was Armistice Day 1921. The holiday celebrating the end of … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Washington’s Lincoln: The First Monument to the Martyred President

Washington’s Lincoln: The First Monument to the Martyred President PUBLISHED: JANUARY 11TH, 2016 BY: Matthew B. Gilmore Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles. On May … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment