Friday, January 26, 2018

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Confederate Monument in Rockville

The Confederate Monument in Rockville, the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland, was erected on June 3, 1913 (Confederate Memorial Day (Jefferson Davis' Birthday)), in a small park in the middle of Montgomery Avenue.

Columbian Harmony Cemetery

The Rhode Island Metro Station in Northeast Washington is the former site of the Columbian Harmony Cemetery, the final resting place for many important 19th Century African Americans, including two Medal of Honor winners. The headstones and locations of the graves were lost in 1960.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Blodget's Hotel

Blodget's Hotel, more properly named The Union Public Hotel, sat on E Street in Northwest Washington, between 7th and 8th Streets. Mr. D. B. Warden in 1815 described this red brick and free-stone building as "three stories high. 120 by 60 feet ... ornamented with a pediment and six Ionic pilasters. From the eminence, the shape of a tortoise shell, on which it stands the richly wooded hills rise on every side and form a scenery unequaled in beauty in America." (A. C. Harmon)