By Marie Maxwell Recently, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), a federal agency charged with planning for the Washington, DC area, released a draft study regarding the height of buildings inside the District of Columbia. The city of Washington, DC does not have skyscrapers like New York or Chicago, because of a law limiting tall buildings. … Continue reading Rosslyn Skyline
By M. Marie Maxwell RG 66, entry A1-23 Old Georgetown Act Numbered Case Files, folder OG94-88 (ARC 559486) Last time I wrote here on the Text Message blog, I had written about the Old Georgetown Act Numbered Case Files (ARC 559486), found in Record Group 66, Records of the Commission of Fine Arts, and highlighted … Continue reading A Georgetown, DC Building in 1994 and 2012
By M. Marie Maxwell Recently I processed two accretions for Record Group 66, Records of the Commission of Fine Arts. The first was for entry 18B, for the Shipstead-Luce Act Numbered Case Files (ARC 559476), and the other entry 23, the Old Georgetown Act Numbered Case Files (ARC 559486 ). They both contain files about … Continue reading Washington DC in 1950
This post looks at an unusual find in the Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts' papers.