Tag Archives: Anacostia

Frederick Douglass Home Ransacked

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 former home of the late Frederick Douglass, the noted …

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Then and Now: The Anacostia Bank

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 check out the today view …

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To See Fairlawn Means a Lot

Fairlawn real estate advertisement from the Washington Herald - July 22nd, 1911

This is an advertisement for new development and real estate across the Eastern Branch, near Anacostia. Click on the ad for a closer look at what is a harsh window into a very different (and blatantly racist) time in Washington. …

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