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Matthew B. Gilmore

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Kip Lornell – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Capital bluegrass : hillbilly music meets Washington D.C.”

Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, D.C. – Kip Lornell https://global.oup.com/academic/product/capital-bluegrass-9780199863112?cc=us&lang=en& What inspired you to write this book?  Since moving to Washington, DC, in 1988 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Smithsonian Folkways, … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Conroy – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac”

Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac October 2019. https://rowman.com/isbn/9781538108468/jefferson’s-white-house-monticello-on-the-potomac Tell us about the book Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac is the first book devoted to the President’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space

By Matthew B. Gilmore* In a milestone moment in DC’s urban development, plans are underway  for a complete refit of Franklin Park — by the District of Columbia, not the National … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Faye Haskins – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper”

The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780742548725/The-Evening-Star-The-Rise-and-Fall-of-a-Great-Washington-Newspaper# Faye Haskins Tell us about the book: The book tells the story of the 129-year old history … Continue reading

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teddy Roosevelt and Washington DC’s “Smoke Nuisance”

In of December 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt’s annual message to Congress contained a passage which would seem rather extraordinary to us today. In that day, the President sent his annual … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part II, Adoption and Regulations

PUBLISHED: JULY 24TH, 2019 By Matthew B. Gilmore* Complete column here: http://intowner.com/2019/07/24/washington-welcomes-the-automobile-120-year-romance-part-ii-adoption-and-regulations/ In 1900 there were approximately 11,000 horses in Washington, and 40 horse-shoers, and 66 commercial stables. This required … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Kapsch – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840”

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840 Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018 1. Tell us about the book. Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pensions, portfolios, and printing: J. Worth Carnahan in Washington, DC

By Matthew B. Gilmore The November 27, 1901 Evening Star announced the incorporation of The Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Benevolent Society, with “the object of the society. . . … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

What Once Was Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/  By Matthew B. Gilmore During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building Matthew B. Gilmore* [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/11/30/one-last-tempo-liberty-loan-building/ Temporary Liberty Loan Building Is the Liberty Loan Building [1] Washington’s last tempo? Well, yes and no, all … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment