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Palisades of the Potomac (1890)

Palisades of the Potomac (1890)

Here’s a nice old advertisement for the new development in the western half of Washington called the “Palisades of the Potomac.” The advertisement was created by the Palisades of the Potomac Land Improvement Company in June of 1890. I came …

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Hail to the Redskins!

Super Bowl XXVI

Well, football is coming to a close this weekend and you’re probably thrilled to watch the commercials. Oh, and I’m sure everyone has their plans set to watch the Super Bowl too. One thing you will not be watching this …

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The Old Hay-Adams House

Hay-Adams residence circa 1890

The corner of 16th and H St. NW wasn’t always dominated by the Hay-Adams hotel. Prior to the hotel being built in 1928, two large and beautiful Victorian homes sat on this corner, occupied by the Hay family and the …

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