DC Urban History

Stolen Streetcar Taken on Joy Ride

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
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Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities. (Photo courtesy of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Twitter page) WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Ben’s Chili Bowl unveiled a new mural Wednesday afternoon that reflects several of DC’s most prominent African-American leaders and celebrities. Included in the mural, called “The Torch,” are images of President Barack Obama, First
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Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952 Tom Sep 14, 2012 Old Ads & Classifieds 2 comments Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952. 3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement – 1952 (Washington Post) According to Zillow, this home is now
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Shots End Alexandria Saloon Brawl

Jun 16th, 2017 | By

The sub headline for this article was “Walter Bryant Hurls Beer Bottle and Edward Bryant Uses Pistol.” Who do you think won that fight? We dug up this wild article in The Washington Post, printed on April 24th, 1908. Three days later, the 1908 Summer Olympics were held in London. Yes, the games took much longer
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NBA Finals: Relive Washington Wizards 1977-78 NBA championship

Jun 10th, 2017 | By

The Washington Wizards fell short of reaching the 2017 NBA Finals, making now the perfect time to revisit and recollect the memories of the Washington Bullets 1977-78 NBA championship season. The unavoidable 2017 NBA Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive year is underway and even though the Washington Wizards
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