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The original Canal House was built in 1878 to store the feed and horses of the Georgetown Railroad Company. In the 1890's it was converted into a power generating plant for public transit. Today the Canal House stands as another example of the his…
To the memory of S/Sgt. Richard F. Hoffman, A.A.F. College '43 Killed in action, Pacific Mar.20.1944 and all Georgetown Heroes of World War II This copley tree seat is affectionately dedicated by his parents September 10, 1945.
Located at 7th and Water Streets SW, the District of Columbia morgue was built in 1904 and demolished in 1939 when the city morgue moved to a more modern facility.
As Washington expanded to the Northwest in the 1920s, modest homes were built on farmland in an area known first as Fairview Heights and then as Cathedral Heights, north of Fulton Street and west of Wisconsin Avenue. A Greek family recognized the …
The Highlands Built 1817 - 1827 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
The first house of worship in Georgetown — a town dominated by Presbyterian Scots — was a log church built in 1769 by a Lutheran congregation where the present Lutheran church now stands (opposite). The Presbyterian Burial Ground, once…
Rose Park Playground was established in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses to serve African American children. The city acquired it in 1922. Georgetown neighbors ignored the segregation rules at this "colored" facility, a…
This is the site where Blagden and Argyle mills once stood, two of the twenty-six mills that once flourished along Rock Creek. If you look close, you can still see part of the millrace and the mill road. The exact date of the construction of these…
This painting is based on the little-known 1801 watercolor "President House" by J. Benford, part of The White House art collection. Some art historians claim the large building on the right is not the White House, but Blodgett's Hotel, which wa…
The wooden chapel here was completed in 1857 as a mission of the McKendree Methodist Church. Known as Fletcher Chapel, it may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Washington's Anti-Saloon League began meeting at Fletcher Chapel in 1893…
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