Washington DC History

"This city was built on a swamp, what does that tell you?" - If you've paid any attention to Washington DC history, you've heard this kind of remark.

Originally the area was occupied by a native tribe called the Nacotchtank, with the Patawomeck Powhatans and the Piscataway tribe nearby.

George Washington selected the site for the Capitol City as a way of striking a middle-ground between the Southern States and the Northern ones during the early burgeoning development of the federal government of the nascent country called The United States.

Francis Scott Key Bridge - aka "Key Bridge"

John Ericsson Memorial

Bridges of Washington DC

Eisenhower Office Building - aka Old Executive Office Bldg

Original photos and page Aug 2015

This Town - Washington DC This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital

A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set

Photos by Erik Weems - web site

Living CIty DC