January 26, 2017

Franklin Pierce Weller was a long serving druggist on Capitol Hill, starting in the 1890s, operating his business for several decades. During the early eighties he served as a pharmacist in the United States Navy on board the U. S. S. Galena. Upon his retirement from t...

August 22, 2016

Originally built in 1887, the J.R. Giddings School ( Now the Sports and Health Gym and formerly Results Gym) is considered a historically significant building due to its role as the first all-black public school in D.C.


The Joshua R. Giddings School was...

May 14, 2016

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 Phi...

March 14, 2016

Grants Row
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 Dud...

January 5, 2016

Marion Park is bounded by Fourth & Sixth Streets and at the intersection of E Street and South Carolina Avenue. It is named in honor of a distinguished soldier Francis Marion, the celebrated South Carolina state senator who served from 1782-1790 and earned the moniker...

August 31, 2015

 

Check out the September edition of the Hill Rag to read an article on N&M House Detectives: Unlocking History.

August 24, 2015

Carolina Theatre 1913 - 1952

The Carolina Theatre opened in 1913. It was a one storybrick building which contained a store and theatre and was operated by Samuel & Herman Robbin.  It was designed by B. F. Meyers with a seating capacity of 280 and a main entrance on Nort...

August 17, 2015

Prout was one of the 19 landowners who signed the 1791 agreement with President George Washington to convey portions of their land to the United States government to create a permanent seat of government.

 

William Prout is a very important person in DC history and made...

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