Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods By Matthew B. Gilmore* FULL COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2018/09/17/naming-names-washingtons-neighborhoods/ There’s a kind of sport in identifying the neighborhood name for any particular spot in Washington — a sport … Continue reading
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
Interesting map/GIS project see: https://www.washingtontunnels.com/ The D.C. Underground Atlas Underground passageways are a recurring plot device in fictional stories set around Washington. Something about tunnels and the government appeals … Continue reading
[NOTE: this is worth re-posting and (re)reading–despite the withdrawal of the Amplified Noise Amendment Act of 2018; legislation is expected this fall–ED.] Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution … Continue reading
The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days. The National Intelligencer … Continue reading
A daredevil bicyclist riding his enormous two-wheeler down the Capitol’s House-side east front steps — it’s a famous image everyone recognizes. Any work even casually mentioning bicycles in Washington will refer to it; it’s been on the cover of books about Washington, but there’s much more to the story — of the photograph itself, of the event, of the 1890s bicycle craze in Washington it represented.
Progress continues at the DC Archives and Public Records Office on a number of fronts. Sarah LeClair has joined the staff as an archivist. Move planning continues: OPR has a … Continue reading