This is great. It’s an advertisement from The Washington Post on September 8th, 1889.

Rosslyn City, the Brooklyn of Washington - 1889
Rosslyn City, the Brooklyn of Washington – 1889
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While we’re on the topic, do you know how it got its name?, or where Ballston got its name?

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.