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Query: Washington, DC Land Records

My family owned a 60 acre farm in DC at Terra Cotta - this is listed in the 1850 census.  I am trying to find out when they purchased that land and to find any land records available.  My direct descendents immigrated in the 1840's, I believe, and I don't know if the farm was purchased at that time or was already owned by family members who came earlier.  Any direction wpould be most appreciated.  Thanks!

Save the Date - DC Preservation Awards Program - May 8, 2019

Washington, DC - Save the Date of May 8, 2019 for the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Awards Program. The program will take place at the historic DAR Constitution Hall, a National Historic Landmark structure designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope and erected in 1929.

 

(Tudor Place) Meet the Gardener: Getting Ready for Spring With Josh Meyer, Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds

(Tudor Place) Meet the Gardener: Getting Ready for Spring
With Josh Meyer, Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds

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Double daffodils along the Center Walk in the North Garden.

 

FREE
Adult Programs · FREE · Garden · Spring

Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo March 6th, 2019 at 7 pm

Local author Kara Arundel will discuss her book Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7 pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

 

In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long safari to view Africa’s wildlife. When Arthur “Nick” Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm.  Their destination was the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., known as "America's Zoo."

 

Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo March 6th, 2019 at 7 pm

Local author Kara Arundel will discuss her book Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7 pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

 

In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long safari to view Africa’s wildlife. When Arthur “Nick” Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm.  Their destination was the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., known as "America's Zoo."

 

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