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Why Is It Named Mt. Pleasant?

Mt. Pleasant hospitals during the Civil War

Have you ever found yourself sitting at The Raven in the wee hours of a Saturday evening, wondering why it’s called Mt. Pleasant? Well, we’ll tell you, and then the next time you find yourself debating the origins with your …

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Why Is It Named Woodley Park?

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Who was Mr. Woodley, you’re probably wondering. Well unlike Mr. Cleveland’s eponymous neighborhood one stop past Woodley on the red line, this neighborhood was not named after some guy. It was named after a house, and one that has an interesting past …

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Photos of 1940s D.C. Streetcar Life

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With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share some images of what streetcar living was like back in the middle of the 20th century. …

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1835 Map of Washington, D.C.

1835 map of Washington

Here is an old map of Washington before the retrocession of the western portion back to Virginia. This was when the territory had three cities within it: Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, plus two counties in Washington County and Alexandria County. …

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