Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Klingle Road Homes Completed and Sold

homes on Klingle Road - June 16th, 1922 (Washington Post)

We dug up this great ad for some Mt. Pleasant home in the Washington Post. This was published on June 18th, 1922. Here is the same row of homes today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.933225,-77.045424&spn=0.004957,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.933134,-77.045335&panoid=65fhGTJ5gFKO5bvC7lf6Vw&cbp=13,290.31,,0,-2.56&source=embed&output=svembed]

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First DSL Lines Arrive in Washington Area

Bell Atlantic sign

The Internet connection in the Ghosts of DC house is sucky. We have Verizon DSL and we are patiently awaiting the arrival of FIOS (what is taking so damn long?). While I was waiting for the latest high resolution image …

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Panama Legation at New Hampshire and Q St. (1925)

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

What a beautiful building. Sadly, this building no longer exists. Take a look at the same intersection today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.911405,-77.041679&spn=0.005017,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.911405,-77.041679&panoid=Vv2YBHAEv5bmubFc4dx_7Q&cbp=12,212.54,,0,-1.1&source=embed&output=svembed]

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When Did Rock Creek Parkway Become One-Way?

Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway one-way hours (Wikipedia)

If you drive to work downtown and live somewhere up in Northwest D.C., you might be one of the thousands of people who drive down the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway (the formal name), one of the most pleasant (and …

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Wolf Escapes From Zoo, Terrorizing Cleveland Park

wolves are super scary

This is pretty scary. The crazy headline in The Washington Post on October 19th, 1902 was the cryptic and terrifying “Mad Wolf From Zoo.” Below is the account of multiple attacks in Cleveland Park. Residents of Cleveland Park and vicinity …

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Red, Yellow, Green: Some D.C. Traffic Light History

January 5, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Traffic Director Eldridge inspecting new lights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

This is one of those “did you know” posts, sharing some great trivia to share with your friends. It’s the kind you’re more likely to dig up on one of our favorite blogs, Greater Greater Washington. Traffic lights are a …

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Behind the Scenes at Ghosts of DC

newspapers

The work we do behind the scenes isn’t terribly difficult, but it is ridiculously time consuming, especially the longer posts in “Three Things…” or “If Walls Could Talk.” One of those can take anywhere between two hours to maybe four or five. …

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