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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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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