Briefly noted: The Twining Court Stables Restaurant

The Old Patent Office Building, the city's first national museum

View of the Mall in 1870

The many lives of the stately Old Masonic Temple

The Great Blustery Blizzard of March 1888

A Stern George Washington in Washington Circle

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