Anacostia

Cedar Hill in 1905

Here's a short article that we came across in The Washington Post from March 14th, 1905. The residence of Harold Dougherty, and employe of the Congressional Library, at Cedar Hill, Anacostia, the for...

We posted a cool old rural map of Tenleytown a short while back. Here's a map from the same group, showing Anacostia back in 1892. Source: Library of Congress

February 27th, 1857

Know any sober gardeners in the area? If so, in 1857, the could have earned $200 per year, with room and board. Good Hope Hill is an area in, what is today, Anacostia. It was later the location of...

Butler Heights advertisement 1916

Do you know where Butler Heights is (was)? There's a tiny Butler St. SE today, very close to Frederick Douglass' old home. This is an advertisement that we found in the Washington Herald from May 13th...

The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

This is a great image that we dug up in the Library of Congress archives. The photo is from around 1918. It's the old Anacostia Bank, which is still standing. Source: Library of Congress Now...

Bury's drug store around 1919

Well, this was a hopefully step to revitalize Anacostia, but the most recent owner made a couple bad decisions. Here is the building as it looked around 1919 as Bury's drug store. And below is the...

view of Washington from the east

Here is a great series of photographs, showing Washington in the 1960s, as viewed from the east.

Anacostia and Good Hope Road in 1916

Take a look at how different Good Hope Road in Anacostia looked in 1916. And below is the Google Map of the same area, with a pin marking the intersection of Good Hope Road and 19th Pl. SE. ...

1907 Baist real estate atlas of Anacostia

Take a look at this Baist map of Anacostia in 1907.

Anacostia home being constructed circa 1919

Here is a terrific shot of homes being built in Anacostia. This was taken around 1919 and this row appears to be the 1900 block of 16th St. SE. Check out the Google Street View below (it's not quite t...

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