The redevelopment project will transform the neighborhood east of Howard University with the addition of 600 housing units, a park, new commercial space, and expanded offices for the nearby Children's Hospital.
An amusing historic snafu - dubbed L’Effaire Elkton by the press - completely disrupted the diplomatic relationship between the US and Iran for three years. The story begins out in Elkton, Maryland in 1936 on the night before Thanksgiving.
Tens of thousands of people found employment in Washington during World War II in newly created defense jobs. This army of office workers, mostly “government girls,” arrived to find a city lacking in office supplies and equipment.
The space was built in 1969 at the height of the Cold War for a very different purpose: this is where the Federal Reserve stockpiled billions of dollars in cash for use after a war with the Soviet Union.