Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Where did Washington DC’s 1950 Population of 800,000 Live?

Resources

for https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/where-did-washington-dcs-1950-population-of-800000-live/

Alley Dwelling Authority. Annual Reports, 1934-43.

Brookings Institution. Neighborhood 10: Ten Strategies for a Stronger Washington. April 17, 2003. Brookings Institute [sic] https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/20030417_revitalizingdc_williams.pdf

Gordon James Realty. “From Office Buildings to Condos”, November 14, 2016. https://gordonjamesrealty.com/resource/office-buildings-condos/

Housing Washington : two centuries of residential development and planning in the national capitol [sic] area / edited by Richard Longstreth. Chicago : Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, 2010.

  • Washington and the Federal Housing Administration’s contribution to apartment building design, 1935-1942 / Laura Bobeczko, Richard Longstreth
  • Three Defense Homes Corporation Projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area / Holly K. Chamberlain

National Capital Housing Authority. Report of the National capital housing authority for the ten-year period 1934-1944. Washington [U.S. Govt. print. off.] 1944 [i.e. 1945]
“Properties and projects of the National capital housing authority”: p. 111-180.
“Pictorial supplement to ten-year report of the National capital housing authority”: p. 181-219.

National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
The comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs:
• [Part 1] Washington present and future: a general summary of the comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs.
• [Part 2] People & land: a portion of the comprehensive plan for the national capital and its environs
• [Part 3] Housing and redevelopment; a portion of the comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs.
• [Part 4] Open spaces and community services; a portion of the comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs.
• [Part 5] Moving people and goods; a portion of the comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs.
• [Part 6] Regional aspects of the comprehensive plan; a portion of the comprehensive plan for the National Capital and its environs.

Data from the Federal Decennial Census, 1950 and 2010, published by DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DC OCTO) open data. http://opendata.dc.gov/

Matthew B. Gilmore and Joshua Olsen. Foggy Bottom and the West End.
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781596293328

Matthew B. Gilmore. Past Planning for the Future: DC’s 1950 Comprehensive Plan
http://intowner.com/2017/04/10/past-planning-for-the-future-dcs-1950-comprehensive-plan-or-planning-atomic-age-washington/

Matthew B. Gilmore. Explanation of City Directories–years and content https://matthewbgilmore.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/citydir2.pdf

Matthew B. Gilmore. “Past Planning for the Future: DC’s 1950 Comprehensive Plan … or, Planning Atomic-Age Washington.” http://intowner.com/2017/04/10/past-planning-for-the-future-dcs-1950-comprehensive-plan-or-planning-atomic-age-washington/

“Sesqui-what? Truman Throws a Party for Washington.” http://intowner.com/2017/02/02/sesqui-what-truman-throws-a-party-for-washington/

“The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC.” http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/

“New Yorkers Transform How Washingtonians Live: Washington’s 19th Century Apartment Revolution.” http://intowner.com/2016/08/28/new-yorkers-transformed-how-washingtonians-live-washingtons-19th-century-apartment-revolution/

“’Dignified, restrained, and well-proportioned’: The Making of the District of Columbia Municipal Building.” http://intowner.com/2016/02/17/dignified-restrained-and-well-proportioned-the-making-of-the-district-of-columbia-municipal-building/

“The Olmsteds and the Development of the Permanent System of Highways for the District of Columbia.” The Portolan-Journal of the Washington Map Society, Issue 98, Spring 2017. Click: Portolan98 – Spring 2017 – Gilmore – Olmsteds

Carol O’Cleireacain and Alice M. Rivlin “Envisioning a Future Washington” https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DCfuture.pdf

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON, URBAN RENEWAL AREA HABS DC-856 https://www.swdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/HABS-Southwest-Washington-Urban-Renewal-Area.pdf

Craig Timberg. “Williams Aims To Be Mayor of A Bigger D.C.; Attracting Residents Is Goal As 2nd Term Begins Today” Washington Post 02 Jan 2003.

Postwar plans of Metropolitan Washington Residents: an opinion survey for the Postwar Planning Committee Washington Board of Trade in cooperation with the Committee for Economic Development. Princeton, N.J.: Opinion Research Corporation, [1945]

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