Chevy Chase

1907 map of Chevy Chase area

We found this cool 1907 map of Chevy Chase, showing a much more rural, pre-developed area. It looks like the Shoemaker family owned quite a bit of land in the area back then. Source: Library of...

3904 Legation St. NW

Here's a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed at $15,000 then, and it just so happens that it is curr...

Heurich Beer in the 1950s

The next time your father or grandfather tells you he never found himself in trouble during his youth, approach that claim with some skepticism, especially if he grew up in Chevy Chase. Check out t...

Chevy Chase ad in 1922

Above is an advertisement from The Washington Herald from October 21st, 1922 showing Chevy Chase.

Andrew J. Cummings, Jr., on his pony "Sugar," Andrew J. “Cy” Cummings, and Zelpha Cummings, c. 1920-1923. From a print lent by Andrew J. Cummings, Jr. CCHS 2008.12.06.

Andrew J. ‘Cy’ Cummings was a larger- than-life figure in the early 1900’s in Chevy Chase, a football star at Georgetown, a successful farmer, a politician and a sportsman. Known as ‘Big Cy, he...

Cleveland Park in 1919

GoDCer Charlie requested this the other day via Facebook and we wanted to oblige. It's a map of Connecticut Avenue from 1919 Source: Library of Congress Source: Library of Congress

3926-3928 Morrison St. NW

Photos like this are great. Look at the old homes on Morrison Street back then and check out the Google Street View today. Also, check out how the streets used to be dirt roads. Source: Library of ...

Chevy Chase Club in the 1920s

These are a couple great photos of Chevy Chase Country Club in the 1920s, thanks to the Library of Congress.  

At the White House gates. "M.A. Rainey, October 5, 1922." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

If you lived in D.C. in the 1980s, seeing a police chase screaming down K St., or any other major thoroughfare, was not a rare occurrence. So, out of the thousands of chases mentioned in the newspa...

Chevy Chase Ice Palace, Washington. D.C. Couple doing fancy ice skating (Library of Congress)

Here's a great photo from November 1942. It's from the Chevy Chase Ice Palace.

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