Monthly Archives: April 2012

Here's a cool advertisement for Budweiser in the Washington Times. This is from 1917 and what's interesting, of course, is that the sale of alcoholic beverages would be banned the following year with ...

New Chevy Chase addition - December 14th, 1918 (Washington Times)

The Chevy Chase post last week was quite popular, so I'll add another one for the neighborhood. I came across an article in the Washington Times from December 14th, 1918, only a month after Armisti...

This is an odd story from the Washington Times. The paper reported on August 11th, 1908 the arrest of a young five-year-old. Yes, a little kid was arrested and it's a bizarre story. Not only wa...

Congress Heights advertisement - May 17th, 1902 (Washington Times)

Admittedly, I do not focus enough east of the river. I was doing a little digging around the Library of Congress archives and came across this gem. This is an advertisement for homes in Congress Heig...

Ghosts of DC store

Obviously I have an obsession with this blog, otherwise I wouldn't be doing this. But do you love the blog? If you do, you should get a shirt, a hoodie, a coffee mug or a pint glass. Then, when you ...

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 th...

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 addre...

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...

Colorado Building at 14th and G St. NW

Initially, this was going to be part of the previous post about Cathedral Highlands, but it was too good. This deserves it's own post. Trust me when I say this is crazy. We learned from the adverti...

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 anythin...

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