Fort Lincoln Heights: Parts of Barbadoes and Scotland

Fort Lincoln Heights advertisement in the Sunday Herald - August 23rd, 1891
Fort Lincoln Heights advertisement in the Sunday Herald – August 23rd, 1891

I want to branch out a little more and represent more neighborhoods. This is a great old real estate advertisement — I’ve been finding a ton of these lately — highlighting Fort Lincoln Heights in NE Washington. Yes, I know that Barbadoes is actually spelled Barbados. But this is a blog that remains true and authentic, so we don’t rewrite history.

The best part is “a twenty minutes’ trot from the city boundary (two miles).” Seven-room homes sold for $2,000 which would be around $51,000 today (based on the CPI).

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Robert

    Do you ave any other maps of Fort Lincoln? By the way this site is awesone. I’ll be sure to crss post.

  • Sheila Gilbert

    Lincoln Heights is a residential neighborhood in North East Washington DC It is bounded by Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to the north, Blaine Street to the south, Division Avenue to the west, and 49th Street NE to the east.