Lanier Heights: A Fine Tract of Land on Columbia Road

This is pretty cool … if you live in Lanier Heights or Adams Morgan, you’ll also find this fascinating.

This is a real estate advertisement for newly subdivided lots just north of Columbia Rd. NW.

Fitch, Fox & Brown real estate advertisement for Lanier Heights - April 19th, 1884 (The National Republican)
Fitch, Fox & Brown real estate advertisement for Lanier Heights – April 19th, 1884 (The National Republican)

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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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  • Andrew W

    Cool! I used to live on 18th Street, what was then Poplar Ave. They added some more roads since.

  • Publius Washingtoniensis

    Fitch, Fox, and Brown was also the name of a “white table cloth” restaurant in the Old Post Office Pavilion when it was first restored in the 1980s. A handsome place, although the food was never better than so-so. Of course, the whole building is now under reconstruction as the Trump International Hotel