Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Irish Washington DC – 2018 revised update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ New Swampoodle history blog post-Feb 4th, 2018:  Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley Swampoodle history blog post resources: What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre – This Friday March 9, 2018

Welcome Pierre – This Friday Don’t miss out! Major L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City on March 9th, 1791, was both unexpected and unheralded. Join this group … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carpe Librum is back for Pop-Up Book Sale! March 14-16, 2018

Carpe Librum is back for Pop-Up Book Sale! Come one come all, March 14-16, 2018. All books are under $5, see event for more details. Share with the friend who … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Washington Loves a Parade

Washington was founded with civic celebration in mind and there’s none better than a parade.  Pennsylvania Avenue has hosted most of these, including the presidential inaugural (such as seen in … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 4TH, 2018 Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles.   By Matthew B. Gilmore* As … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Federal Income Tax bracket revenue visualization

  Discussions of the recent tax cuts debate benefits to various groups of taxpayers and statistics abound about how much the top 1% or 5% (or similar) pay in taxes. … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia population growth continues–2017 estimates released

The 2017 population estimate has been released:  693,972 (as of July 1), an increase of 12,802, which is 1.88%. This is an uptick in growth, which had slowed to 1.33% in … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Independent (non-chain) Bookstores of Washington DC (2018)

Here’s a list of names, locations, and URLs of independent/non-chain bookstores in Washington DC–new and used–with museum/organization gift shops with substantial book selling added. Begun for  the May 2, 2015 celebration … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

What Once Was One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia PUBLISHED: JANUARY 1ST, 2018 Click this to find our archive … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

White House (Jackson) Magnolia history resources

White House (Jackson) Magnolia history resources View looking northwest at magnolia located on left side of south facade – Andrew Jackson Southern Magnolia , 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, west of south … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment
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Upcoming DC History Events

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  • Mapping Early Washington DC September 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm – 12:30 am COMMUNITY FORUM ON 'MAPPING EARLY WASHINGTON'John Philip Sousa Hall, Hill Center DCEvent Type :Community Meeting,Discussion,FreeCategory:DC History EVENT DETAILS The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will host a community forum on “Mapping Early Washington.” Who lived on your block in 1822? Brian D. Kraft, DC history expert and director of the Visualizing DC History project, has mapped…