Tag Archives: Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase: Premier Among Washington Suburbs

The Washington times., May 31, 1903, Magazine Features

This great old advertisement from The Washington Times was printed in 1913. Click on it for some great details and read through the copy. – click image for more – Source: Library of Congress Here’s an excerpt from the piece above. …

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Chevy Chase 1913 Real Estate Advertisement

Evening star., March 15, 1913, Page 4

We love digging up old ads from the papers like this one showing some great old real estate in Chevy Chase. You could get a great home in upper northwest back then for $6,500. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics, …

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1909 Map of Friendship Heights

1909 map of Friendship Heights

This is a cool old 1909 map of the area around Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase. Thanks to GoDCer Claire for pointing out that we didn’t have Friendship Heights in our neighborhoods menu. Enjoy the map Claire! Source: Library of …

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1907 Map of Pre-Developed 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 Congress

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FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

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 this fantastic old article that we …

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3926-3928 Morrison Street NW in 1919

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 Congress If any …

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Three Wild Police Chases on the Streets of D.C.

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 newspaper archives, we have …

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