Radio Time: Murder at the Mansion

29 Nov

This week, on my WAMU segment of the location, I resurrect the fascinating characters that once lived in a beautiful mansion on the Avenue of the Presidents – from a Gold Rush 49er to a murdered society dame.   (You can also read my original blog post about this building here.)

Tune in at 1pm on Friday, December 2 or 7am on Saturday, December 3, or listen to a recording of the segment whenever you want.

1623 16th Street NW


4 Responses to “Radio Time: Murder at the Mansion”

  1. Eleanora Werlich-Elsmore February 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    The house was kind of scary to a kid at night so we would wake each other up if we needed anything so we would not go around the masion alone. We were always exploring it. You could just open a drawer and find treasures mixed with junk from all over the world. The place felt like a messy museum. The memories of her and that home are fondly

  2. Eleanora Werlich-Elsmore February 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    My grandmother was Gladys H Werlich and I had lunch there with my family most Sundays and holidays. She was killed when I was only 16 years old and I have always wished to have been able know her better as an adult. She was a very intellectual woman and was always travelling and learning.
    My sister and remember staying several times overnight when my parents had asocial engagement

    • The Location February 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

      Your grandmother’s story is one of my favorite that I’ve discovered. I would love to talk to you more about your memories. Could you please contact me via email at

  3. janeunmi December 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Very interesting! Loving all the radio segments!

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