Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Arlington VA

Arlington County in the 1700s

How cool is this old map of Arlington? It shows Arlington County as it looked in the 18th century. By the way, do you...

AERIAL VIEW OF WEST/FRONT AND NORTH/SIDE FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): VA-1272 Ball Building, 1437 N. Court House Road. VA-1273 Jesse Building, 1423-27 N. Court House Road. VA-1276 Jesse-Hosmer Building, 1419 N. Court House Road. VA-1275 Moncure (Adams, Porter, Radigan) Building, N. 1415 Court House Road. VA-1274 Rucker Building, N. 1403 Court House Road. - Lawyers' Row Block, North Court House Road between Fourteenth & Fifteenth Streets, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Do you recognize this part of Arlington? You're looking down down N Courthouse Rd. From the cars in the photo, I'm guessing that this...

Washington & Lee High School

Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I'm sure that's mislabeled...

N. Moore & 19th - Source: rosslynva.org

Rosslyn and Arlington weren't always great places to be, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many parts were quite bleak, and...

Plat of Curtis & Burdett's subdivision of Carlin Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia : 260 ft. above sea level

Here is a map of the Carlin Springs subdivision in Alexandria, now Arlington County. Source: Library of Congress The above map shows the area south of...

`Key Bridge in 1965

Hello GoDCers! Thursday is coming to a close, and tomorrow is Friday. So that's great news. To celebrate, we're sharing a great afternoon photo...

View of Aqueduct Bridge and Rosslyn from Georgetown, ca. 1900. The American Brewery is located in upper right. (Arlington Public Library)

You may not know this, but many years ago, in 1925, Rosslyn was nearly destroyed by a major fire. We came across a crazy...

Crystal House advertisement

Not a bad deal. Two-bedroom for $175 per month back in 1963. This advertisement was in The Washington Post on November 22nd, 1963. The...

drawing of shopping center (1940)

If you live in Arlington, you've probably driven past this place a thousand times. The shopping center we're talking about sits at the intersection...

don't swim in the Potomac

Remember how nasty the Potomac River was? Yes, it's still not the greatest, but it's swimmable in some parts (as long as you don't...

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