The Election Day Riot of 1857, driven by religious intolerance

Thomas Pickford and the Toronto Apartments in Dupont Circle

St Matthew's Cathedral, Papal destination and Washington institution

A closer look: Seventh Street NW in the 1870s - and its streetcars

The Slaughtering Sun: The Brutal Heat Wave of August 1896

The Return of the Cuban Embassy on 16th Street

The Drama of the Civil War at the Patent Office

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