Category: early 20th century architecture

Architectural walking tours of Washington,D.C.

Bill Lebovich, former National Park Service historian, architectural historian and photographer, and former adjunct college faculty member, gives weekday and weekend tours of Lafayette Square, Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, historic downtown and museums, and custom tours.

To schedule a tour, get additional information, reviews, DSCN2867.jpgor ask questions, email me at or call (301) 467-2831.

Capital Trail, Delacarlia Tunnel under MacArthur Blvd.

Built 1910 as tunnel for railroad IMG_3390.jpgIMG_3387.jpgIMG_3392.jpgIMG_3385.jpgIMG_3386.jpgIMG_3393.jpg moving coal between Maryland and Georgetown.

Notice one of the alcoves for someone walking on the tracks to duck into and avoid oncoming train.

The  buttresses flanking the round arched opening and the detailed cornice, along with emphatic barrel vault,  are appropriately architectonic for the powerful railroad engine and its load.