Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

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

More service cutbacks at the National Archives

In conjuction with the new fiscal year and Archives month, the National Archives again is cutting hours of service. Consultation room hours at Archives I (downtown Washington) are brought forward … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives DC court records followup

For original issue see: http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ Here’s the National Archives response: Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 The National Archives, our nation’s record … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington By Matthew B. Gilmore* COMPLETE COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2017/09/01/its-not-the-heat-its-the-humidity-ninety-years-of-manufactured-weather-in-washington/ August 1, 2017 marked the 91st anniversary of the … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives and District of Columbia Court Records -> Kansas City?

National Archives and District of Columbia Records PUBLISHED: AUGUST 3RD, 2017 http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ By Matthew Gilmore* There’s an immediate threat to access to important District of Columbia records at the National … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 1 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

Selling the Eyes of the Public – Washington Wages War on Billboards – for a century

Selling the Eyes of the Public – Washington Wages War on Billboards PUBLISHED: MAY 22ND, 2017 o view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Public Washington DC history resources – Library of Congress – DC City Directories (microfilm)

(–and paper) (and evening research hours) The Library of Congress is a superb public institution for researching Washington DC history. Contrary to perception it is not difficult to use, once you … Continue reading

May 18, 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

District, Measured — Single-family housing values in the District have risen much more over 25 years than in the metro area or the US

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) compiles a quarterly index of single-family house prices for the US, all states (including DC), and metropolitan areas. The index starts in 1991, and … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment