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As more people moved to DC in the early 20th century, newly-established neighborhoods, like Chevy Chase, drew local businesses, including banks to deposit and withdraw money, to support the neighborhoods’ local residents. Many banks were located…

In the early 18th century, one of the main modes of transportation for goods between DC and Virginia was by boat and waterway. The continued development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal), however, worried merchants at the Alexandria…

With three floors of music and plenty of food and drinks, The Ibex was an unforgettable experience for patrons to enjoy music of different genres and for bands seeking a performance venue. Many were attracted to the club because of the diversity of…

DC Historic Sites

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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