Kalorama Triangle: The History of a Capital Neighborhood

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Kalorama is Greek for "fine view," and it was the vista that drew wealthy colonists to set their farms and manor homes on the verdant hills above the capital. With the start of the Civil War, the grand hilltop residences were turned over to the army to be used as barracks and hospitals. It was only after the war that the land was developed into city streets that saw everything from the excesses of the Gilded Age to the horrors of the 1922 Knickerbocker Theater Disaster. Historian and longtime resident Stephen A. Hansen charts the evolution of the neighborhood from its earliest history through the twentieth century as residents fought to preserve the historic character of Kalorama Triangle.
ISBN: 9781609494216
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Brief History
Images: 84
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Stephen A. Hansen is a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. He is an architectural historian and historic preservation specialist, and author. He is principal at DC Historic Designs, LLC, in Washington, D.C. Previously, he worked for the National Park Service and as an archaeologist in and around the Washington area. He serves as a trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and sits on its historic preservation committee. John DeFerrari, a native Washingtonian with a lifelong passion for local history, pens the Streets of Washington blog and is the author of "Lost Washington, D.C." (The History Press, 2011) and "Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C." (The History Press, 2013). He has a master's degree in English literature from Harvard University and works for the federal government.
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