Abandoned Washington DC

Abandoned Washington DC

by Thomas Kenning

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Overview

There's so much more to Washington, DC than granite and limestone. Discover a side of our nation's capital that goes beyond the carefully manicured landmarks, where ruins become de facto monuments to a past we've almost forgotten—a working class past of great schemes and shuttered dreams, a city of immigrants, transplants, and others whose names are long lost, but whose legacy can be traced through DC's crumbling corners. Abandoned Washington DC collects more than 350 striking images of decay and devastation, paired with thought-provoking essays detailing an alternate, abandoned—but no less accurate—history of the capital city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634990622
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,262,809
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

THOMAS KENNING is an author, educator, and adventurer. He has written extensively about Washington, DC for his own blogs and on a freelance basis. Mr. Kenning is the creator of the award-winning Openendedsocialstudies.org, a library of free lesson plans and travel writing designed to foster a sense of wonder about the world and our place in it. When he is not travelling to some far-flung corner of the Earth, he resides with his wife and daughter (a DC native!), planning his next improbable adventure and trying to leave the planet a little bit nicer than he found it.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

1 Aqueduct Bridge Abutment 9

2 East Portico of the US Capitol Building 22

3 Forest Glen Seminary 36

4 Forest Haven Mental Health Center 60

5 Holy Rood Cemetery 82

6 Klingle Road 97

7 McMillan Sand Filtration Site 113

8 New York Avenue 136

9 Ontario Theatre 152

10 Tidewater Lock 162

11 United Brick Corporation 170

12 Washington & Great Falls Electric Falls Electric Railway 179

13 Washington, Abandoned Without End 190

About the Author 192

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