Archive for January 1, 2009


Posted in Unrealized Dreams, Washington Monument on January 1, 2009 by Kent

The accepted design for the Washington Monument designed by Robert Mills circa 1836. This was later scaled back to the structure we know today.


The Willard

Posted in Hotels, People on January 1, 2009 by Kent

Doorman at the Willard ca. 1921. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)


This Date in History

Posted in January on January 1, 2009 by Kent

On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery.