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    Anecdotal Observations On History & Politics

    Entries in George Washington (2)


    Chris Matthews in Philadelphia, 'My Philly'

    Chris Matthews explores what makes Philly a uniquely American city in three packages, aired on MSNBC during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

    Matthews joins historian Edward Mauger of "Philadephia on Foot" to explore the city's Revolutionary history:

    Matthews visits Reading Terminal Market to find the perfect Philly accent:

    Matthews on the Philly Cheesesteak at "Genos":


    President Washington's House in New York City

    Once upon a time DC was a barren swampland, the US capital was New York City and congress met at Federal Hall on Wall Street. For several months during this 2 year period before 1790, George Washington lived at 39 Broadway near Bowling Green, which was considered a posh neighborhood in the late 18th Century. Residents included the Jays, Livingstons and Hamiltons and at the time the President's house was owned by Alexander Macomb, a prominent merchant who later found himself in debtors prison. While lower Broadway has been subsequently developed many times over in the last 220 years, a plaque marks the spot at 39 Broadway where our first President once lived.