Columbia Heights Had the Largest Fireproof Garage South of Philadelphia

Irving Street Garage Co. advertisement in the Washington Times
Irving Street Garage Co. advertisement in the Washington Times

Here’s an advertisement from the Washington Times that caught my eye. This was published on April 10th, 1920. This garage was located where DC USA is today.

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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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  • I remember that building. I think it was my post office in the 90s.

  • The garage’s entrance facade is still in place as part of the new mall.

  • Irving and Hiatt Place NW.That was Blank Pontiac later on, and then a dicey car repair place. .
    The Post Office was further down Irving toward 14th St and was torn down early 2000’s.