January 26, 2020

In the heart of Georgetown, one of Washington D.C.'s oldest communities, the historic Evermay estate provides a rare glimpse of the elegance and beauty that once graced the Nation’s Capital. The Federal-style home was built in 1801 for Samuel Davidson, a prominent 18th...

March 28, 2019

Washington DC is home to a large number of historical alleys. Many of those alleys are located on Capitol Hill and are still thriving. However, a long history of activism and regulation has haunted the alleys, and those living there, for a century.

Even though alleys w...

September 12, 2018

The property on which the Folger Shakespeare Library sits, was once a row of grand houses known as Grant's Row, after the architect and builder who created them.

In 1790, when the District of Columbia was formed, Square 760 was owned by Daniel Carroll of Duddington, th...

December 18, 2017

Between 1865 and 1867 Charles Gessford and Stephen Flanagan partnered in building 16 attached row houses on 11th Street, SE (132-144 Eleventh Street, SE). Gessford had the row houses built for his Philadelphia native wife to aid with her homesickness. Thus creating Ph...

October 12, 2017

We will be exhibiting at the CHRS House Expo on October 22nd from 10 - 4 pm.  Meet us at the North Hall of Eastern Market.  We look forward to seeing you!

October 12, 2017

Joshua R. Giddings Elementary School /Sports and Health Gym (Former Results Gym)

Originally built in 1887, the J.R. Giddings School is considered a historically significant building due to its role as the first all-black public school in D.C.

The Joshua R. Giddings Sch...

August 29, 2017

In the mid-eighteenth century, public markets in Piscataway, Bladensburg, and Georgetown, in Maryland, and in Alexandria, Virginia served both shoppers and vendors in the area which was soon to become the District of Columbia. No markets were planned for inside the lim...

May 9, 2017

Watch an interview on the N&M House Detectives here.

April 17, 2017

N&M House Detectives were mentioned in an article in the Washington Post. It highlights our research into the beautiful house at 131 Eleventh Street, SE offered by Tom Faison. View here.

April 13, 2017

Pierre L’Enfant included Lincoln Park, originally named Lincoln Square, in his original 1791 plan for the District of Columbia, intending it for public use. L’Enfant planned it to be the point from which all distances in North America would be measured, although it was...

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