9th St. NW

9th St. NW

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 cl...

Gayety Theater on 9th St.

This is a crazy crime story that we found in The Washington Post. It was printed on February 18th, 1922 with the title "Gem Thief Holds Hundreds at Bay." Above is a photo of the Gayety Theatre, cl...

Intersection of 9th and F St. NW (1888)

This is a cool article that we found in The Washington Post, printed on October 14th, 1882. It mentions the key components of running a successful boarding house in Washington. To make a success ...

Crandall's Theater, 9th & E, N.W.

You have to love the advertisement hanging on the side of the theater. This was Crandall's Theater at 9th and E St. NW, sometime in the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress

Elite Laundry at night

To the best of our knowledge, this is 901 U St. NW, currently occupied by über-popular Brixton. Check out the photo of the front today ... you can definitely see the resemblance. Below is t...

9th and G St. NW in 1919 (Shorpy)

What an incredible shot, frozen in time. Click the image for higher resolution and look at the details of the United Cigar Stores. Co. You can study this photo for a while. It's pretty fascinating. ...

looking north on 9th St. NW in 1915 (Shorpy)

These high-resolution photos continue to amaze me with their details. This one is from 1915, showing some activity on 9th St. NW, near downtown. The block on the left is currently occupied by the FBI ...

The Huntsman's Store advertisement in the Washington Times - October 20th, 1912

Some time ago, way back in the day, purchasing a firearm was much easier. About 96 years before the District of Columbia v. Heller ruling dramatically altered the gun-owning landscape in our city,...

Think It Over, Mr. Careless Husband advertisement in the Washington Times - September 26th, 1911

Check out this ridiculously anachronistic advertisement from 1906. The one above, and below are, for gas ranges by S.S. Shedd and Brothers located at 432 9th St. NW (now where the FBI building stand...

Old Masonic Temple building (via Jacqueline Drayer)

Once again, our favorite hero has come to the rescue. This tale from the annals of Officer Sprinkle dates back to July 1st, 1914. The Washington Post reported a story about an explosive device foun...

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