1900s

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

Are you familiar with the District's boundary stones? Yes, those stones, which happen to be the namesake of one of my favorite bars in...

Third in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right (west to east) taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Mall area is covered with trees. The streets on the left perpendicular to the Mall are 12th Street and 11th Street. The long building on the right is Center Market bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, Constitution Avenue, 7th and 9th Streets, N.W. Up and behind Center Market on the right, the large building is the Pension Bureau Building bounded by F and G Streets, N.W., between 4th and 5th Streets, designed by General Montgomery C. Meigs, completed in 1887, later occupied by many government agencies and now known as the National Building Museum

What do you think? Is Washington the most beautiful city in the world? I have to believe that I'm biased, but I do think...

1909 map of Friendship Heights

This is a cool old 1909 map of the area around Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase. Thanks to GoDCer Claire for pointing out that...

early 1900s view of 11th and Pennsylvania

What do you see in this photo of Pennsylvania Avenue? It's an amazing scene from the early 1900s, where you can see the Willard...

Howard University football in 1904

Check out this cool photo of Howard University's football team in 1904. GoDCer Andy sent this in after checking out this cool post about...

Wide view of the Old Harvard Street Bridge across Rock Creek Park taken from the south (down creek) side. A dirt road with a log fence appears on the right.

Do you know where the Harvard St. Bridge is? I couldn't place it until I looked it up, and obviously, it's the bridge at...

View of four boats in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal lined up to cross the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. The boats are owned by the Canal Towage Co. (misspelled "Towace). The postcard's reverse is stamped "Sunday Magazine April 16, 1933."

Here's a great shot of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1909. Source: Dig DC

First Congregational Church in 1909

Here's a wonderful old photo that we dug up at Dig DC. It shows the First Congregational Church at 9th and G St. in...

1907 map of Brightwood

Here's a terrific old map of the area around Brightwood in 1907. GoDCer Ian emailed about this a while ago and we finally got...

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