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Georgetown's genteel Tudor Place celebrates 200 years

The Meridian Hill Hotel For Women, luxury living for Government Girls

The Eckington & Soldiers Home Railway, Washington's first electric streetcar line

The Portland, Washington's first luxury apartment house

A closer look: Facing east from the Capitol, circa 1875

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