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400 block, north side (DCHistoryQuest)

15 January 2017

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The following notes are taken from DCHistoryQuest, “an interactive GIS map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, D.C.”  To save space, I have deleted lines that are left blank. Please keep in mind that if no building permit is cited, the construction date is usually conjectural.


400 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0831
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2391
Permit Date — May 17, 1887
Original Owner — Godwin, H. P.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $4,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0105
Width — 21
Depth — 40
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


402 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0831
Year Built 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2390
Permit Date — May 17, 1887
Original Owner — Wood, F. A.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0105
Width — 21
Depth — 40
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


404 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0805
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0453
Permit Date — August 24, 1892
Original Owner — Hilliard, N.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Hilliard, N.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $10,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0167
Width — 21
Depth — 34
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — furnace


406 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0033
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0453
Permit Date — August 24, 1892
Original Owner — Hilliard, N.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Hilliard, N.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $10,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0167
Width — 21
Depth — 34
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — furnace


408 A STREET SE

Contributing Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0803
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1878
Permit Date — April 3, 1892
Original Owner — Hill, Mary L.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Nolan, John H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost $ 8,500.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0160
Width — 23
Depth — 63
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — steam


410 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0019
Year Built — 1902
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1008
Permit Date — November 23, 1902
Original Owner — Tripp, Henry E.
Builder — Webster, John
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3,500.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0271
Rooms — 0
Width — 19
Depth — 45
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — mansard
Roof Material — tin & slate
Heat — hot water


412 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0802
Year Built 1881
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0985
Permit Date — March 30, 1881
Original Owner — Flemmer, Chas. H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0061
Rooms — 0
Width — 27
Depth — 27
Stories — 3
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


414 1/2 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0829
Year Built — 1881
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0985
Permit Date — March 30, 1881
Original Owner — Flemmer, Chas. H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0061
Width — 27
Depth — 27
Stories — 3
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


416 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0817
Year Built — 1873
Source — Daily National Republican newspaper report on building permits issued
Permit # — 1
Permit Date — April 9, 1873
Original Owner — Flemmer, Charles
Material — brick
Qty Built — 2
Width — 17
Depth — 36
Stories — 3


418 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0820
Year Built — 1873
Source — Daily National Republican newspaper report on building permits issued
Permit # — 1
Permit Date — April 9, 1873
Original Owner — Flemmer, Charles
Material — brick
Qty Built — 2
Width — 17
Depth — 36
Stories — 3

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Residents of 309 A in Boyd’s Directory

14 August 2016

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[Originally posted 18 July 2015; revised 14 August 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 309 A Street, SE:

[1871] John M. Shomo (police); W. H. Shomo (printer).

[1872] J. M. Shomo (clerk, Capitol); W. H. Shomo (printer).

[1875] John M. Shomo (superintendent); Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1876] John M. Shomo (clerk, water regulation department).

[1877] John M. Shomo (plumber or inspector); Oscar V. Shomo (printer); Thomas W. Shomo.

[1878] John M. Shomo (clerk).

[1879] James Shomo (inspector).

[1881] John M. Shomo (Water Department).

[1882] Anne L. Shomo; John M. Shomo; Kate E. Shomo.

[1883] Annie L. Shomo; John M. Shomo (foreman); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer)

[1885] John M. Shomo (superintendent).

[1886] John M. Shomo (inspector); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1887] John M. Shomo (inspector); Thomas W. Shomo (Government Printing Office).

[1888] John M. Shomo (inspector).

[1889] David Nicholson (telephone operator).

[1890] David Nicholson (timekeeper).

[1891] John M. Shomo (foreman).

[1892] John M. Shomo (foreman).

[1893] John M. Shomo (inspector); Kate E. Shomo.

[1894] John M. Shomo (superintendent).

[1895] John M. Shomo (foreman); Kate E. Shomo.

[1896] John M. Shomo (clerk); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1897] John M. Shomo (inspector); Katharine E. Shomo; Charles M. Templeton (cornicemaker); James N. Templeton (Washington Wall Paper Co.).

[1898] John M. Shomo (inspector); Katie E. Shomo.

[1899] John Shomo; Edward Tucker (machinist); Charles Kirsting (machinist).

[1900] John M. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1903] William O. Bacon (bricklayer); Warren Joline; Ross E. Noel (bricklayer).

[1904] Elizabeth Flowers.

[1905] James P. Flowers (clerk); Llewellyn Flowers (teacher); Lucetta Flowers (dressmaker).

[1906] Mary J. Davidson (widow of Alexander Davidson); George R. Jackson (Navy Yard); Julian E. Mattern (clerk).

[1907] William C. Ball (clerk); W. K. Davidson (Navy Yard); Julian E. Mattern (clerk).

[1908] Arthur Ashton (fireman); James L. Carrico (driver); Marlon L. Thompson (motorman); Margaret Wood (widow of Zachariah Wood); William Wood (fireman)

[1909] William P. Harrison (laborer); Herbert E. La Fourcade (Navy Yard); Virginia La Fourcade (widow of Frederick La Fourcade); Wilhelmina La Fourcade (tailoress).

[1912] Frederick W. Cole (printer); Edward A. Cole (driver).

[1914] Vacant.

[1915] James Conner (blacksmith); Bernard W. Cleveland (roofer).

[1919] Roland Dobell (clerk).

[1920] Claude A. Crandall (watchmaker, Lewis Callisher).

[1923] Skelton C. Higgins.

[1925] Skelton C. Higgins.

[1928] Not listed thereafter.

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Residents of 402 A in Boyd’s Directory

17 May 2016

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[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 16 May 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 402 A Street, SE:

[1871] Susan Henson.

[1872] Isaiah Lee (brickmaker).

[1873] William Harris (carpenter); Elizabeth Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1876] Thomas Gant (laborer); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1877] Susan Henson (widow of David Henson); Thomas A. Gant (laborer, boards).

[1879] Elizabeth Brent (widow of Moses Brent); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson).

[1881] Elizabeth Brent (widow of Moses Brent); Edward Henson (laborer); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson, washer).

[1882] Richard Miller (coachman); Eliza Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1883] Richard Miller (coachman); Rosetta Stewart; Elizabeth Lewis (widow of Lafayette Lewis).

[1884] Warren Berry (laborer); Eliza Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1885] Warren Berry (laborer); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson); Eliza Brent (widow); Annie Henson (washer).

[1889] Annie Hogan; Thomas J. Godwin (clerk); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1890] F. A. Wood (Capitol Police).

[1891] Annie Hogan (domestic); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1892] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner).

[1893] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1894] Mary Butler (domestic); F. A. Wood (coal and wood); Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner).

[1895] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1896] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1897] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1898] Josephus Stephens; Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1899] Josephus Stephens; Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1900] Josephus Stephens; Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1903] Joseph Stephens (mining expert); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1904] Josephus Stephens (mining expert).

[1905] Josephus Stephens (mining expert); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1906] Elizabeth Henson (domestic); Joseph Stevens.

[1907] Joseph Stephens (mining).

[1908] Joseph Stephens (mining); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1909] Joseph Stephens; Frank A. Wood.

[1910] Frances A. Wood.

[1912] Frank A. Wood.

[1913] Josephus Stevens; Francis A. Wood.

[1914] John Stephens (mining engineer, boards); Francis A. Wood.

[1915] Frances A. Wood; Josephus Stephens (mining engineer).

[1916] Frances A. Wood; M. J. Stephens (agent, S-P Vaporizing Agency).

[1917] Francis A. Wood.

[1919] Adolphus P. Nelson.

[1920] Mrs. Mary J. Stephens.

[1922] Mary J. Stephens (widow of Josephus Stephens).

[1923] Herbert P. Washer.

[1928] Marvin F. Bischoff.

[1932] E. H. Orndoff; Grace C. Smith.

[1934] Grace C. Smith.

[1936] Grace C. Smith.

[1956] Grace C. Smith.

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Building permits

11 April 2015

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The following list is adapted from a summary of Capitol Hill building permits created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.


Unidentified A Street address

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2020, 4 April 1879. Estimated cost: $2,200. Owner: Madison Davis.

301 A St., SE

56′ x 73′ brick church, permit no. 126, 19 July 1888. Estimated cost: $20,000. Owner: St. Mark’s Church, Trustees. Architect: T. Buckler Ghequier. Builder: W. H. C. Thompson.

304 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris. Builder: D. J. Murphy.

306 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner and builder: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris.

312 A St., SE

19′ x 34′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 360, 9 September 1898. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Gershom Bradford. Architect and builder: James M. York & Son.

314 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

316 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

317 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1519, 30 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $1,500. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

318 A St., SE

[This entry is partly illegible.] Brick private garage, permit no. 787. Owner: Charles Shelton. Architect: William B. Shelton.

320 A St., SE

19′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 3638, 21 February 1912. Estimated cost: $3,000. Owner: Julia A. Chase. Architect: B. B. Adams. Builder: William S. Spencer.

322 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 180, 28 July 1899. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: J. N. Avery. Architect: Edward Woltz. Builder, J. C. Yost.

323 A St., SE

20′ x 28′ brick dwelling permit no. 1418, 10 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: Henderson Fowler.

325 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

327 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

329 A St., SE

24′ x 28′ brick dwelling and store, permit no. 215, 29 July 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: George W. Barnes.

400 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no.2391, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: H. P. Godwin.

402 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2390, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $3, 000. Owner: F. A. Wood.

404 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

405 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

406 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

407 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

408 A St., SE

23′ x 63′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1878, 4 April 1892. Estimated cost: $8,500. Owner: Mary L. Hill. Architect: N. T. Haller. Builder: John H. Nolan.

409 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

410 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1008, 24 November 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Henry E. Tripp. Architect: John Webster.

411 A St., SE

31 x 32 brick dwelling, permit no. 1203, 3 December 1891. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner, architect, and builder: F. S. Obold.

413 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

415 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

417 A St., SE

20′ x 36′ brick dwelling, permit no. 366, 15 August 1892. Estimated cost: $5,200. Owner: J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: S. J. Prescott.

503 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

504 A St., SE

22′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 805, 31 January 1883. Estimated cost: $2,500. Owner: Bernard Kernan.

505 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

506 A St., SE

21′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 282, 26 July 1906. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner: John C. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

507 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1858, 26 May 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: F. McLean. Architect: Rhodes and Simms.

509 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

510 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1979, 24 December 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $4,300. Owner: Henry A. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

511 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

516 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

518 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

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Residents of A Street in 1917

10 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1917), p. 1332.

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Real estate transfer: Francis Wood to Mary Stephens

9 May 2014

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“Real Estate Transfers.” Washington Evening Star, 29 September 1909, p. 11.

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William Wood: disorderly conduct

30 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 30 November 1907, p. 5.

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Helen Wood: death

19 April 2014

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“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 7 August 1895, p. 7.

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Washington Evening Star, 9 August 1895, p. 10.

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F. A. Wood: chairs stolen

18 April 2014

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“Robberies Reported.” Washington Evening Star, 22 August 1888, p. 3.

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F. A. Wood: building permit

15 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 19 May 1887, p. 1.

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Francis A. Wood: death

31 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 19 September 1917, p. 3.

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Washington Post, 24 September 1917.

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William Wood: funeral

19 December 2013

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Washington Post, 11 January 1929, p. 4.

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DR. WILLIAM P. WOOD DEAD
Victim of Double Pneumonia Will Be
Buried Tomorrow.

Funeral services for Dr. William Pleasant Wood, 41 years old, of 400 A street southeast, who died from double pneumonia yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 0’clock at the J. William Lee Sons establishment, 322 Pennsylvania avenue northwest.

Dr. Wood is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amy McGee Wood, and three half-brothers, Andrew and Solomon Kimball, of Ironton, Pa., and Charles Kimball, of Wheeling. W. Va. Burial will be at Rock Creek Cemetery, where Federal Lodge, No. 1. F. A. A. M., will officiate. Dr. Wood was graduated from Georgetown University in 1910. He was a member or the Columbia Commandery of Knights Templar and of Almas Temple, Mystic Shrine.

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Frank A. Wood: retires

18 December 2013

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“City Briefs.” Washington Post, 20 September 1917, p. 11.

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F. A. Wood: death

17 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 18 September 1917, p. 3.

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Francis A. Wood: spiritualistic meeting

10 December 2013

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Washington Post, 31 December 1905, p. ES8.

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