The Mayfair, a lively 1930s Washington night spot

The Short Happy Life of the Washington Auditorium

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, America's "Greatest Monstrosity"

The Heyday of German Restaurants in Washington

How Sweet It Was: Washington's Great Caterer-Confectioners

The George Washington Memorial, an elegant convention hall that was never built

The Washington House Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, a headquarters for Native Americans

The Arcade in Columbia Heights, “Washington’s Madison Square Garden"

Prohibition Paradise on Thomas Circle: Le Paradis Restaurant

DC’s grand coming-out party at the turn of the last century

The Ambassador Hotel, catering to "experienced travelers"