Some past posts

1140 3rd St NE

1140 3rd St NE is the former Washington Coliseum, known as Uline Arena. It opened in 1941 as an ice hockey arena, and after World War II was also used as a basketball arena and for performances, including the Beatles first performance in the U.S. It fell into disuse in 1973 after the hockey and […]

St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill

St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, at 313 2nd St. NE, was finished in 1891. The site was planned and a cornerstone laid in 1868, to become a cathedral for German-immigrant Catholics. The Gothic-style church was designed by an architect from Cologne, and modeled after the Cologne Cathedral. It is built of brown stone from Hershey, […]

533 Florida Avenue NW

533 Florida Avenue is a multi-family house, part of a series of row houses along this block in LeDroit Park. It was built in 1906. The LeDroit Park neighborhood began in 1873 by Amzi Barber, and was one of the first suburbs of the city. Barber, known as the Asphalt King, was a pioneer in […]