Architect of the Capital is an educational guide to Washington D.C.'s hidden history. The Washington Post has described it as "a repository of relics from D.C.’s past".

Architect of the Capital is written by Elliot Carter. A Washington native, he currently lives in Dupont Circle. Contact at, and like the site on Facebook here. (Not affiliated with Architect of the Capitol, obviously).

*Update: I am now writing about Washington D.C. for Atlas Obscura. This website is going to remain frozen in place with only periodic updates. If you've enjoyed my posts here I encourage you to check out my work at AO. Same type of content, but now with a greater reach.