There are currently two history books in the research phase with a target of 2021 for release: A History of Churches, Synagogues, Chapels  and other places of worship in Georgetown, DC and a brief History of Cemeteries, Burial Grounds, and Family Plots in Georgetown. 

We have co-authored several books and in March 2019 we self-published a new book to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the schools of my parish and the 225th anniversary of the parish itself. Holy Trinity Parish Georgetown, Washington, DC.  History of the Religious Women of Holy Trinity’s School. This 8.5" X 11” book's 24 pages include excerpts from numerous historical documents and several photographs.  A free PDF copy is available at this link - click on the picture of the book: 

Prior to that the most recent book was released in June 2018:  A History of the Westchester Cooperative and Its Neighbors, published by DogEar Publishing it is currently available directly from the author, Peter T. Higgins. Click on the book cover and an email to the author will be auto-generated, you can ask about the book or order this $24.95 book via that email. 


This book traces the history of 27 acres in Cathedral Heights, NW Washington, DC from the early 1700s through the late 1980s. The research started to trace the history of just the 3900 Watson Place N. W Inc. Cooperative where the author has lived for 17 plus years. During the research the focus switched to the land under the cooperative and its neighbors - from the early 1700s on. One interesting fact discovered through research: the land was the site of a Georgetown City Council powder magazine in the 1820s. 

The land changed from a cattle farm to just under 1,000 housing units starting in the late 1920s. The initial change was the 1930 building of the Westchester Apartments and the impact of the Depression. All of the other buildings on that land (3900 Watson Place, The Cathedral West, The Colonnade, and the Ginger Elkins subdivision) were built in 1960 through 1968. But a lot of interesting history was made in the intervening 28 years (1931-1959).

To compliment the text there are 50 illustrations (maps, color photographs, and newspaper clippings) spread throughout the 81 pages in the book. The book can be ordered from the author - see 

The following book covers are hyperlinked to web sites where the books can be purchased. Just click on a book cover image and you’ll go to the website where you can order a copy of that specific book:

2004    Peter T. Higgins and Kathleen M. Higgins coauthors: Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) with Peter Komarinski and Lisa Fox (Published by Elsevier Academic Press.)

2003    Kelton C. Higgins coauthor: Images of America - Cleveland Park with Paul K. Williams (Published by Arcadia Publishing.)

2002     Peter T. Higgins coauthor: Biometrics – Identity Assurance in the Information Age with John Woodward and Nick Orlans (Published by Osborne, a Division of McGraw Hill.)


© Peter Higgins 2018