James Goode 'Capital Losses' Collection

James Goode 'Capital Losses' Collection

Finding Aid

Collection No. P4 (1.75 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives

Scope and Content Note

The James Goode Collection consists of photocopies of photographs from which selections were made for Goode's Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings, published in 1979. There are more photographs in this draft than were included in the publication. The source for each photograph is included. 

Copies of photographs, which made up chapters 11 and 13 in Goode's book, are missing. Photograph sets not included in the book were those labeled "Portraits," "Views, City Plans and Maps," "Street Views" and "Miscellaneous Photographs." No specific dates are attributed to the photographs but generally are from the 19th and 20th century; they are arranged numerically by chapter in which they appeared with those not used appearing at the end.  

Box Inventory

Box 1

  • Chapter I
    • Georgian and Federal Houses (3 folders)
  • Chapter II
    • Greek and Revival Houses (2 folders)
  • Chapter III
    • Early Victorian Houses (2 folders)
  • Chapter IV
    • Late Victorian Houses (4 folders) 

Box 2

  • Chapter V
    • Post-1980 Houses
  • Chapter VI
    • Row houses
  • Chapter VII
    • Hotels and apartment buildings
  • Chapter VIII
    • Churches (2 folders)
  • Chapter IX
    • Clubs and organizations  (2 folders)
  • Chapter X
    • Commercial buildings (1-3 of 5 folders)

Box 3

  • Chapter X
    • Commercial buildings (4-5 of 5 folders)
  • Chapter XII
    • Government buildings (2 folders)
  • Chapter XIV
    • Theaters
  • Chapter XV
    • Hospitals and schools
  • Chapter XVI
    • Transportation buildings
  • Chapter XVII
    • Firehouses 

Box 4

  • Chapter XVIII
    • Temporary buildings (2 folders)
  • Chapter XIX
    • Street furniture
  • Portraits
  • Views, city plans and maps
  • Miscellaneous
DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives
901 G St. NW, Room 307
Washington, D.C.  20001

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