The Spring Valley neighborhood next to American University is built on top of a World War I-era chemical weapons experiment station.
The tunnel project was a “monument of fraud” that dragged on for decades and came in millions of dollars over budget.
Cold War tensions escalated on August 12th, 1961 as Communist soldiers sealed off West Berlin with barbed wire barricades. In Washington, construction of a different sort was also underway that day, as the White House Signal Agency moved forward with a top secret communications facility in Tenleytown.
The Washington Aqueduct forms the central node in DC's water infrastructure. This marvel of engineering was designed before the Civil War and is still in use today.
The Glover Park neighborhood north of Georgetown is named for Charles C. Glover, a prominent Washington banker and civic leader.
16 acres, 21,000 square feet, and 2 mailing addresses.
These heaps of sandstone in the heart of Rock Creek Park used to be a part of the Capitol Building. They were taken down in 1958 when the east front was expanded and rebuilt in marble.
The Cuban Embassy on 16th Street has found itself at the front line of our foreign relations with the island nation. During the Cold War it was the site of repeated acts of anti-Castro terrorism, and with the recent easing of tensions, and new mixological addition has welcomed in the new relationship.
Cold War tensions spiked in 1977 as the Soviet Union broke ground on their new embassy compound by the Naval Observatory.
Fort Reno is today home to a park, reservoir and middle school. Flashback 150 years ago and the site was a Civil War military fortification.