James Goode. Service: Thursday Jan 9, 2020, 11 am, Kennedy-Warren, 3133 Connecticut Ave NW.
DCPL and the greater preservation community is mourning the loss of author James Goode. Known for the books Capital Losses, Best Addresses, Washington Sculpture[,] and Capital Views, Goode documented our city's architectural history through its destroyed buildings and its distinguished remains.
In 2017, James received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation hosted by DCPL and the DC Office of Planning.
[James Moore Goode (1939- ) is the author of numerous books relating to Washington, D.C. history, and earned his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 1995. Since 1988 he has been a consultant in fine arts and architectural history, and served on the board of directors for two historic house museums: the Ruthmere in Elkhart, Indiana, and the Decatur House in Washington, D.C. During that time he researched and prepared five exhibitions for the Kiplinger Washington Editors art gallery, including Washington During the Civil War and Two Hundred Years of White House history, and one for the National Building Museum, based on his book Best Addresses, One Hundred Years of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses. He is the author of five books, including the aforementioned Best Addresses (1988), Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings (1979), and The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C. (1974).]