Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

2016 Washington DC History Books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history published  in 2016: The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space. Lisa Benton-Short. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Liquor License Did It: “Georgetown as a separate and independent city by law is hereby abolished.”

 By Matthew B. Gilmore* COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE: http://intowner.com/2016/11/19/the-liquor-license-did-it-georgetown-as-a-separate-and-independent-city-by-law-is-hereby-abolished/  On February 11, 1895 Congress enacted “An Act changing the name of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.” It … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? rumored plans

Something to bring to the November 9 community meeting at MLK Library at 6:30 p.m. A few rumors indicate several access points are planned: Georgetown’s Peabody Room, the Library of … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

 By Matthew B. Gilmore For complete article click: http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

By Matthew B. Gilmore from: https://march.rutgers.edu/2016/10/still-struggling-still-preserving-update-on-the-district-of-columbias-archives-and-public-records-office/ Since this post from July 2015, there has been progress at the DC Archives. Rebecca Katz was hired as the new Public Records Office administrator … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? NCPC waves through the MLK Library proposal

MLK Library review starts at 2:52:00 (almost 3 hours into the video) 3:08:00 for Special Collections (barely a mention) NCPC approved Preliminary AND Final review.    

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? MLK Library Design Update City-wide community meetings

This from the DC Public Library: “The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 901 G St. NW, will have a major modernization to meet the current and future needs of … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sold out–Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

–waiting list available…. Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known aspects of Foggy … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries” September 28, 2016 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) will host Matthew Gilmore’s presentation, “Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries” at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at the … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments