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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.
Roses possess a rare combination of texture, fragrance, form and color that elevates them to royal status among flowers. Known to have been cultivated in gardens throughout history, roses have been grown for medicinal qualities, religious symbolis…
The Hirshhorn joins with DC's dynamic art scene to pay tribute to the pioneering art practices of the 1980s. Washington-based artists No Kings Collective, NoMüNoMü, and SUPERWAXX created these branded graphic posters, which were inspired by Bran…
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used this side-wheel steamer as his private dispatch boat, and it hosted the Hampton Roads Conference, President Lincoln's unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the Civil War.
In the 1840s, the Southwest Waterfront was developing into a major commercial seaport and took on an industrial character. Buildings and warehouses were constructed to accommodate coal, ice, and lumber trades, as well as slaughterhouses, bars, and…
During the Civil War, Water Street was paved for military traffic leading from the gun and powder factory at the Arsenal on Greenleaf Point north along the waterfront to Long Bridge.
The Capital Yacht Club was formed in 1892 when nine yachtsmen hired a watchman to keep an eye on their vessels anchored in the newly formed Washington Channel.
By the 1820's, the Southwest Waterfront had become the principal commercial waterfront of the city, home to municipal piers, ice and coal docks, and fish and coastal steamship wharves.
During his United States Supreme Court tenure, Thurgood Marshall resided in Southwest near the waterfront. He was the court's first African American justice and the 96th person to hold this title.
In 1848, in the largest recorded escape attempt by slaves in US history, 77 men, women, and children attempted to flee on the 65-foot schooner Pearl, but were recaptured due to opposing winds.
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