Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Here’s a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed at $15,000 then, and it just so happens that it is currently for sale at $1.145 ...

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Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter sign. Remington's sign removed, reveals old sign from the Golden Garter. Great history. What was it? ...

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Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

How fun is this old photo taken on December 14th, 1923? It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both sides of the aisle, battling it out with snowballs. I’d love to see Members of Congress ...

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What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

How amazing is this photo? You are looking from the southwest corner, where the Metro entrance is today, across the street towards the other Metro entrance and the BB&T bank. It’s incredible to see how different Columbia Heights was. It appears ...

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What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924?

What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924?

21st and C St. NW looked very different back around 1924 (mislabeled by the Library of Congress as 1916). The photo below shows the Potomac Park Apartments. This is the location of the Department of State today. Source: Library of ...

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9th and G Street Looked Very Different in 1922

9th and G Street Looked Very Different in 1922

How awesome is this old photo of 9th St. NW? According to the Library of Congress, this is from 1922, although it was mislabeled 9th and S St. Moore’s Rialto was located at 713 9th St. NW, which is close ...

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Can You Find Your House on This 1919 Map of Columbia Heights?

Can You Find Your House on This 1919 Map of Columbia Heights?

How cool is this old map of Columbia Heights and 16th St. NW? Click on it for a much larger version and start exploring to see what you recognize. Who knows … maybe you’ll see your place. There are quite ...

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How Awesome Was It To Swim in the Reflecting Pool?

How Awesome Was It To Swim in the Reflecting Pool?

These boys look like they’re having the time of their lives. This photo was taken back in the 1920s, when you were able to swim in the Reflecting Pool. I should note that they are swimming there because Congress failed ...

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Fascinating Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington

Fascinating Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington

Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to Wikipedia). If you didn’t know, the school has ...

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What Did American University Look Like in 1916?

What Did American University Look Like in 1916?

Take a look at this old photo of American University. Can you recognize where this is? Source: Library of Congress

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