"The catacombs are constructed in three levels, with steps and iron pipe ladders leading between different tiers."
You may have walked by this stately Beaux Arts mansion on New Hampshire Avenue. That's the Perry Belmont House, built in 1909 for the eponymous millionaire congressman from New York.
Riggs Bank was a Washington institution for over a hundred years. More than 20 U.S. Presidents (ranging from Lincoln to Nixon) banked at Riggs, and their headquarters across the street from the Treasury Department used to be pictured on the back of the old ten dollar bill.
Washington was home to hundreds of small and large breweries during the Industrial Revolution. The Christian Heurich Brewery was the most noteworthy, producing 500,000 barrels of award winning beer a year.
This ornate mansion on Dupont Circle served as a temporary White House for President Calvin Coolidge.
The Snack Shop in Dupont Circle is an architectural oddity.