Monthly Archives: April 2012

History Nerd? Submit to the D.C. Historical Studies Conference Today!

Washington streetcar circa 1890 (Library of Congress)

I am a self avowed history nerd. And I love Washington … I think that is abundantly clear. Recently, at the Historical Society of Washington, Knight Kiplinger remarked that Washington, DC was the nation’s capital before it was a city. …

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Brookland: New Six-Room Houses; Built-in Garages

Brookland homes advertisement in the Washington Post - May 10th, 1925

Here’s an advertisement I found in the Washington Post. It’s from the mid 1920s and row houses were being sold throughout Brookland. Check out today’s view of the sample homes from the ad. The address is 2902 10th St. NE. …

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Value Asserts Itself in Glover Park

Glover Park homes advertisement in Washington Post - October 14th, 1928

Here’s a cool ad for homes in Glover Park in the late 1920s. The sample home was at 3833 Beecher St. NW, but the photo in the advertisement appears to be 3837 Beecher St. (according to Google Street View). Take …

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Move to Cathedral Highlands: An Unobstructed View of the Entire Surrounding Country

Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907

It’s been a little while since we’ve done a “Reader’s Choice” post, so this one is for GoDCer Samantha, who tweeted the request to do something on Cathedral Heights. I also haven’t really done anything about that area, so this works …

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Colorized Photo of the Milk Woman, Miss Jessie Hoover

Miss Jessie Hoover, of the Department of Agriculture in 1923 (Shorpy)

This one’s cool … not as cool as Abe Lincoln, but pretty cool. Thanks Shorpy! This is a photograph (colorized) of Jessie Hoover of the Department of Agriculture. She was a milk utilization specialist and pushed a national campaign to educate …

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The Morning of Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor 1941

In Washington, late into the evening of December 6th, reporters worked their normal, likely frantic, hours and submitted their articles in time to be published the following morning. War had been raging in Europe now for two years, but it …

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Three Things That Happened At Chevy Chase Circle

Chevy Chase Circle (Wikipedia)

We haven’t done a “Three Things…” post in a while, so let’s go to the far reaches of the District, up to the Maryland line, and talk about some things you didn’t know happened there long ago. 1. The tragic …

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Crushed In Elevator, Edward Fossler Falls Ten Stories

Edward M. Fossler article headline in Washington Post on August 15th, 1903

So, this is a really crazy story. I came across the following headline in the Washington Post from August 15th, 1903. Okay, you piqued my macabre interest. I have to read this one. Edward M. Fossler, aged eighteen years, an …

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