Ahead of the passage of very important upkeep law in 1978, the Country’s Capital misplaced an irreplaceable meeting of architecturally and culturally important homes. Wanton destruction within the identify of growth—specifically within the a long time in an instant following Global Struggle II—ended in a legacy perpetually misplaced, a cultural background destroyed By way of the wrecker’s ball. By way of reminding us of items misplaced, James Goode’s magisterial and poignant look at represented a complete name for motion, a mandate for accountable stewardship of the architectural legacy of Washington, DC. Each the acquainted public Washington of legitimate landmarks and the non-public town of residential neighborhoods are paid tribute on this extent, devoted to the vanished.

At as soon as a visible pleasure, a captivating social historical past, and an eloquent enchantment for ongoing consciousness, Capital Losses finds the Washington that used to be and the way it become what it’s as of late. This up to date version comprises eighteen extra treasures misplaced and 90 further historical images.