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Alexander Robey Shepherd: the Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital

Alexander Robey Shepherd: the Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital

Book talk with author John P. Richardson at the Georgetown Library Author John P. Richardson discusses the first full-length biography of Shepherd, who as Washington DC’s public works czar (1871–74), built the infrastructure of the nation’s capital in a few frenetic years after the Civil War. Learn More

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)