Washington, D.C.

Where do you miss? What spot must never be forgotten?

The places submitted as memories to the Ghosts of Seattle Past were turned into a series of hand-drawn maps of the city featuring the venues, shops, restaurants, galleries, and gathering sites that haunt our hearts. They traveled locally with The Anthology to festivals and galleries, where everyone could pin and commemorate our lost spaces.


Ghosts of Seattle Past is going on tour in April 2017!!! When we reach Washington, D.C., we want to collect your stories of places you have loved and lost. We will not be making anthologies of other cities’ beloved former haunts—but perhaps, someone else will! After all, every city deserves to have its memories preserved, to have context for the spaces that shaped its residents’ lives.

Not seeing a place you miss on the map? Submit a new location by right clicking on the map and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. (Note: to avoid duplicates, new places are reviewed before they post to the map, so don’t worry if your submission doesn’t show up right away).

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The Rustik Tavern 38.91540432965105, -77.0120170712471 The first restaurant on the block
The Common Share 38.917967067643325, -77.04155087471008 "They were there to make money, but they weren't there to make a ton of money." There was a shared juke box that played rap, then alt-country then soemthing else
Metropolitan Baptist Church 38.909335196675386, -77.0283704996109 Reverend Hicks had to sell off the church to developers. Had a food bank, credit union, afterschool programs for kids, Vocational classes, Boys and Girls Club banquest.
Marlowe's Furniture Store 38.89707847415951, -77.02155232429504 This is where I could afford furniture! FOr low and modeerate incomplete and if you saw a marvelous chair you know you couldn't buy they'd let you put $50 on it go on a good payment plan, made sure everyone had beautiful homes.
Bohemian Caverns 38.91721578596395,-77.02678263187414 Historical jazz club. Had all these styrofoam cave parts decorating, all clearly at least 30 years old. Probably helped with the acoustics because it sounded really good in there! Had photos of many legendary jazz musicians who played there.

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