The Cuban Friendship Urn is easy to miss. It’s not hidden, but it’s in a place where you probably wouldn’t stumble across it unless you’re looking for it.
After three disappointing seasons, 1889 was make or break for the beleaguered Washington Nationals. There was reason for some optimism, because this was Swampoodle.
Workers had to dig down 40 feet before work could begin on the marble monument. Here they poured dozens of concrete columns to support the surface structure.
There was a time when you could see barges floating on the National Mall in the now defunct Washington City Canal. This manmade channel cut across the heart of the city and connected the Anacostia with the Tiber Creek and the C&O canal in Georgetown.