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Abner Cloud Mill. Echoes of Millstones. Baking bread, frying cornbead and eating "stick to your ribs" oatmeal, all have one thing in common; their ingredients started out at a grist mill. Decades before the sounds of lockhorns and mule hooves clop…
Beer, Popcorn, and Penny Candy. Top of the Town. Suburban shopping arrived in Tenleytown when Sears, Roebuck & Co. erected a Moderne style store here in 1941. The sleek façade demonstrated the latest in department store design. . . Sears was t…
Luis Alves De Lima E Silva. . Luis Alves de Lima e Silva Duke of Caxias Marshal, hero and patron of the undefeated Brazilian Army..
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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 …
Built 1817 - 1827
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time."
(President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking of the School …
While wooden carved statues called Jang-seung traditionally stood on the Korean mainland, stone-carved statues called Dolhareubang stood on the volcanic island of Jeju.
Historically, Dolhareubang were erected at the entrances of the areas most …
Mark of Commendation
is awarded to
For effective co-operation
in training naval personnel
during World War II
U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
Secretary of the Navy
"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first place...in the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University."
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar."
Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist univers…