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WikiProject District of Columbia
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Welcome to the District of Columbia WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Washington, D.C.

  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Washington, D.C., by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident or native to the District of Columbia.
  • Increase the number of Washington, D.C. related good articles and featured articles.
  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the District of Columbia, its history, geography, and people.

Open tasksEdit

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.


Active membersEdit

To join WikiProject District of Columbia, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. APK (talk · contribs)
  2. Epicadam (talk · contribs)
  3. Tim1965 (talk · contribs)
  4. sbf1998 (talk · contribs)
  5. Andrewman327 (talk · contribs)
  6. AryamanA (talk · contribs)
  7. Pipercubusa (talk · contribs) - Military history
  8. Enby (talk · contribs) - Most interested in contributing to articles about notable women. I created Lost in the City a while ago.

Semi-active membersEdit

Users who make the occasional edit here and there.

  1. Abuelo jack (talk · contribs) DC resident since 1974, currently an ANC Commissioner in Mount Pleasant (Ward One);
  2. Caponer (talk · contribs) - Resident of Washington, D.C. since 2006, currently contributing to articles detailing D.C. architecture, people, and transportation infrastructure.
  3. Drewcifer3000 (talk · contribs) 17:12, 10 August 2007 (UTC) - I'll see what I can do about the assessment backlog. Also involved in editing a number DC-related music articles, such as The Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses, and Ian Svenonius.
  4. Epicgenius (talk · contribs)
  5. Jspace727 (talk · contribs) re-working and updating all metro stations Jspace727 (talk) 16:40, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  6. Jeff Bedford (talk · contribs) - Live right nearby in N. VA and am most interested in finding hard-to-find reliable sources for neighborhood-specific articles in the District.
  7. Mareino (talk · contribs) I've lived in DC for almost 9 years; mainly interested in neighborhood, politics, and Georgetown University articles
  8. MeumInfernum (talk · contribs) Fifth generation Washingtonian, interested in DC history and culture. I grew up on Capitol Hill and know quite a lot about the neighborhood.
  9. Qwerty0 (talk · contribs) - I've lived here since 2004, and I like to explore all over the city on my bike. I'm very interested in physical landmarks, local history, and their intersection. I'm quite familiar with the areas anywhere from Columbia Heights to Friendship Heights to the Palisades to Capitol Hill (I know, still pretty NW-centric). I have a lot of photos, and would love to hunt down more.
  10. Patrickneil (talk · contribs) Georgetown University and various D.C. sports teams
  11. Pubdog (talk · contribs) - Resident of Adelphi, MD; lived in DC area since 1990
  12. Sdkb (talk · contribs)
  13. SuperSonicUnleashed (talk · contribs) I am TRULY American!
  14. Truco (talk · contribs) I will aid in assessing the many unassessed articles
  15. UpstateNYer (talk · contribs) - Lived in DC for four years (college). Gained a lot of knowledge of the area - especially the monuments and whatnot. Have a lot of photos. Started cleaning up Jefferson Memorial today because it's in rough shape and decided to join in on the DC action on Wikipedia.
  16. Sarasays (talk · contribs) - DC resident since 2008, interested in editing about the National Mall, Capitol Hill, and Northeast neighborhoods. Smithsonian staff member and active GLAM-wiki participant to boot!
  17. SarahStierch (talk · contribs)
  18. Djembayz (talk · contribs)
  19. Quackslikeaduck (talk · contribs) - Creates and improves articles about District of Columbia politicians.
  20. Tedwillett (talk · contribs) - Born GW Hospital - 1974, grew up in Tenleytown, loved Fugazi, went to National Presbyterian School for grade school, High School at St. John's College HS (no wikipedia listing?), and later attended American University studying Film and Television - I now live in LA but I am interested in better cataloging of DC history, especially Tenleytown and DC politics.
  21. Bohemian Baltimore (talk · contribs) - edit mainly on articles related to Silver Spring and Takoma Park areas, but occasionally edit related to DC or upload DC-related photography.
  22. G._Moore (talk · contribs) - List of newspapers in Washington, D.C.
  23. BoriquaZurdo (talk · contribs) - Improving articles about DC area artists and galleries - also a focus on Latino/a/x artists--BoriquaZurdo (talk) 19:01, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
  24. Martín Arauz (talk · contribs) 12:49:34, 22 June 2020 (UTC) 
  25. Pastabeans (talk · contribs)

Former membersEdit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Bachrach44 (talk · contribs) - I do a lot of things, but I since I live in DC (again) I certainly do spend some time on DC related articles. - One edit since May 2010
  2. Jvv62 (talk · contribs) 13:52, 18 September 2007 (UTC) - I will try to get more active about dealing with schools in DC, as well as some of the neighborhood pages. - No edits since July 2010
  3. Monde17 (talk · contribs) - No edits since January 2013
  4. Queerbubbles (talk · contribs) - Feel free to ask for any specific pictures you need taking. I generally only update DC articles if I have a picture to go with it. - No edits since December 2009
  5. SchuminWeb (talk · contribs)
  6. Screenact6 (talk · contribs) - I am interested in the people and places in Capitol Hill where I live - No edits since April 2010
  7. Taifarious1 (talk · contribs) - hasn't edited since March 2010
  8. Vicenarian (talk · contribs)
  9. WroteOddly (talk · contribs) - No edits since March 2013

Member identificationEdit

Members of WikiProject District of Columbia should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject District of Columbia members.

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For other District of Columbia user templates see Category:District of Columbia user templates.

Recognized contentEdit

  Featured articlesEdit

1974 White House helicopter incidentAlpha Kappa AlphaAndrew JacksonBarack ObamaBernard A. MaguireCharles H. StonestreetDavid Hillhouse Buel (priest)Effects of Hurricane Isabel in Maryland and Washington, D.C.First inauguration of Barack ObamaGeorgetown Car BarnGeorgetown UniversityHarmon KillebrewJames A. DoonanJames A. GarfieldJames A. RyderJames K. PolkJohn Early (educator)John W. BeschterJoseph A. LopezJuwan HowardLook MickeyMichael JordanNativity (Christus)Otto GrahamSamuel MulledyStan CoveleskiStephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' DinnerThomas F. MulledyWashington, D.C.William FeinerWilliam Matthews (priest)William McSherry

  Featured listsEdit

Assistant Commandant of the Marine CorpsCommandant of the Marine CorpsList of Alpha Kappa Alpha sistersList of Maryland hurricanes (1950–present)List of Scripps National Spelling Bee championsList of Smithsonian museumsList of Washington Capitals head coachesList of Washington Capitals seasonsList of Washington Football Team first-round draft picksList of Washington Football Team head coachesList of Washington Football Team seasonsList of Washington Nationals Opening Day starting pitchersList of Washington Nationals first-round draft picksList of Washington Nationals managersList of Washington Wizards head coachesList of first ladies of the United StatesList of presidents of Georgetown UniversityList of presidents of the United States who died in officeList of tallest buildings in Washington, D.C.Sergeant Major of the Marine CorpsUnited States Secretary of Transportation

  Featured picturesEdit

  Good articlesEdit

901 New York Avenue1836 U.S. Patent Office fire1877 U.S. Patent Office fire1998 United States Capitol shooting2011–12 Washington Capitals season2011 D.C. United season2011 White House shooting2014 White House intrusion2019 World SeriesAdam OatesAdrian S. FisherAlbert Pike MemorialAlbie PearsonAlphonsus J. DonlonAnthony KohlmannArthur A. O'LearyAssassination of Abraham LincolnAttempted assassination of Ronald ReaganBaltimore–Washington ParkwayBaseheadBen BagdikianBen's Chili BowlBenedict Joseph FenwickBenjamin Ogle Tayloe HouseBill ClintonBill NyeBilly (pygmy hippo)Blair HouseBlue Line (Washington Metro)Body of Lies (film)Brooks LaichC-SPANCapital BikeshareCharles A. MayCharles R. ElletCharles W. LyonsCodman Carriage House and StableComet Ping PongConstitution Center (Washington, D.C.)Cory BookerCrystal HeightsCyber Sunday (2007)D.C. UnitedDaniel Isom SultanDeath and state funeral of Ronald ReaganDeath and state funeral of Ruth Bader GinsburgDemonet BuildingDick DonovanDon BlasingameDonald BrashearDupont Circle FountainEarly WynnEdward B. BunnEdward I. DevittEnoch FenwickEquestrian statue of George B. McClellanEquestrian statue of George Henry ThomasEquestrian statue of John A. LoganEquestrian statue of Philip SheridanEquestrian statue of Winfield ScottEugenia WashingtonEverett ScottFort Bayard (Washington, D.C.)Fort GrebleFort Stanton (Washington, D.C.)Francis DzierozynskiFrancis NealeFrancis X. TalbotFraser MansionFred DunlapG. Wayne CloughGene BeardenGeorge Gordon Meade MemorialGeorge W. BushGeorge WashingtonGeorgetown HoyasGerard J. CampbellGiovanni Antonio GrassiHenry RollinsHerb PlewsHilton Washington DC National MallHistory of Georgetown UniversityIan SvenoniusIndependent Women's ForumJ. Havens RichardsJ. Hunter GuthrieJack the BulldogJeff HeathJerome DaughertyJoe TiptonJohn B. CreedenJohn Berry (administrator)John D. WhitneyJohn J. DeGioiaJohn Philip SousaJohn Warren Davis (college president)Joseph A. CanningJoseph J. HimmelJoshua Soule ZimmermanJune 2009 Washington Metro train collision

Reached maximum of 100 out of 192 (full list)

  Good article nomineesEdit

Bob UnglaubFlora MoltonThomas Barbour Bryan

  Did you know? articlesEdit

White House horseshoe pit (2021-04-01)Peter Doyle (transit worker) (2021-03-31)Patrick Francis Healy (2021-03-28)Temporary buildings of the National Mall (2021-03-27)LeRoy Woodson (2021-03-23)Helen Dettweiler (2021-02-15)Benedict Joseph Fenwick (2021-02-04)Eugene Goodman (police officer) (2021-01-27)Richards Building (2021-01-22)White House swimming pool (2021-01-20)Theodore Roosevelt desk (2021-01-20)White House tennis court (2021-01-15)Leonard Neale (2021-01-08)Butler Building (2021-01-08)John Warren Davis (college president) (2021-01-02)Gerard J. Campbell (2020-12-13)Death and state funeral of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2020-12-13)Hideaway (U.S. Senate) (2020-12-08)Francis Neale (2020-11-23)Millie Bailey (2020-11-08)W. Coleman Nevils (2020-11-06)Charles R. Ellet (2020-10-16)White House COVID-19 outbreak (2020-10-08)Robert J. Henle (2020-08-12)Leo J. O'Donovan (2020-08-12)Timothy S. Healy (2020-08-06)Edward B. Bunn (2020-08-03)Anthony Kohlmann (2020-08-03)Thomas H. Stack (2020-07-24)Robert Plunkett (2020-07-08)Donald Trump photo op at St. John's Church (2020-07-06)Flags at the White House (2020-05-02)Robert Molyneux (2020-04-26)John Early (educator) (2020-04-22)Giovanni Antonio Grassi (2020-04-21)Charles W. Lyons (2020-04-12)Peter Force (2020-03-29)John J. DeGioia (2020-03-27)J. Hunter Guthrie (2020-03-23)J. Havens Richards (2020-03-20)Edward I. Devitt (2020-02-29)Joseph A. Canning (2020-02-11)WOOK-TV (2020-01-21)Francis X. Talbot (2020-01-16)WYCB (2020-01-15)Francis Dzierozynski (2020-01-15)Thomas I. Gasson (2020-01-09)G. Gould Lincoln (2019-12-29)Richard Nixon's visit to the Lincoln Memorial (2019-12-28)William Francis Clarke (2019-12-25)WOOK (AM) (2019-12-25)John B. Creeden (2019-12-25)James A. Ward (2019-12-25)Lawrence C. Gorman (2019-11-06)Arthur A. O'Leary (2019-10-30)John D. Whitney (2019-10-27)Enoch Fenwick (2019-10-26)Joseph A. Lopez (2019-10-06)Jerome Daugherty (2019-09-24)Joseph J. Himmel (2019-09-06)David Hillhouse Buel (priest) (2019-09-03)International Agrarian Bureau (2019-09-02)Helen Appo Cook (2019-08-21)Samuel Mulledy (2019-08-15)Charles H. Stonestreet (2019-08-02)1974 White House helicopter incident (2019-07-15)William Feiner (2019-07-07)St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown (2019-06-02)Georgetown Neighborhood Library (2019-05-15)Presidential portraits of George W. and Laura Bush (2019-04-14)John W. Beschter (2019-04-02)MLS Cup 2007 (2019-03-03)William McSherry (2019-02-27)1975 Holton-Arms School senior prom (2019-02-20)Joseph A. Sellinger (2019-02-17)James A. Doonan (2019-01-26)Thomas F. Mulledy (2019-01-12)James A. Ryder (2019-01-10)Death and state funeral of George H. W. Bush (2019-01-09)Bernard A. Maguire (2019-01-04)Alphonsus J. Donlon (2019-01-02)Stephen Larigaudelle Dubuisson (2018-12-24)Statue of John Carroll (2018-12-14)Eulalio Tordil shootings (2018-12-12)Jesuit Community Cemetery (2018-11-27)Georgetown Car Barn (2018-11-16)Adam Marshall (priest) (2018-10-21)Old North Building (2018-08-13)Women Disobey (2018-07-20)Ann Hornaday (2018-05-06)Jason Reynolds (2018-05-01)John H. Pratt (2018-04-27)Nicholas Muellner (2018-04-18)Susan O'Malley (2018-03-30)1838 Jesuit slave sale (2018-03-24)Comet Ping Pong (2018-03-05)H. Vinton Plummer (2018-02-27)John D. Hoffman (2017-10-15)Caroline Risque (2017-08-25)Heather Booth (2017-08-18)

Reached maximum of 100 out of 427 (full list)

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new District of Columbia-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page. Please also make sure that each new article created is put into one of the categories for the District of Columbia, so that the articles will appear there.

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Online resourcesEdit

The following periodicals are available on one or more commercial databanks. Should any editors wish to access them but lack access to those databanks, please drop me an e-mail indicating your own e-mail address and the specific indications of the subject you are interested in, and I will forward the information to you. John Carter (talk) 17:32, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (2008-2009)

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