Friday, January 9, 2009

looking forward, looking back

Have you heard? A lot of people are coming to town to try and catch a glimpse of the new guy around the 20th this month. In anticipation of that, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has put together a quick guide to some of Washington's older homes and neighborhoods. I've lived just outside the District my whole life and haven't seen many of these!

The page features a map highlighting the big historic properties, photo tours of a few neighborhoods (such as Barracks Row, above), as well as a little series of videos from Preservation magazine about Lincoln's time in Washington in honor of the forthcoming 200th anniversary of his death, and that other man from Illinois. Awesome!

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