Mt. Pleasant

Have you ever found yourself sitting at The Raven in the wee hours of a Saturday evening, wondering why it's called Mt. Pleasant? Well,...
The Real Estate Directory of the City of Washington, D.C., Suburbs of Washington City, Serial Number 50 is a series of maps of recorded subdivisions beyond the city limits published by Faehtz & Pratt in 1874. Maps show streets, lot numbers and dimensions, property lines, and some building footprints. Landowners and estate names are included for large parcels. Outside of Georgetown, subdivision maps showing only property lines indicate that they were undeveloped at that time.

This is a great old map, about a decade earlier than this one of Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant. Click on it for a...

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today's Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details. You'll...

What a cool map. We posted one last week showing the area around Tenleytown as it looked on an 1892 map. The area covered...
Mt. Pleasant advertisement in 1915

Check out this cool series of advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915.
Klingle and Park Roads homes for sale

Here's a great old real estate advertisement, printed in the Washington Times on April 15th, 1922. We posted a similar ad earlier this year. Source:...
1907 map of Mount Pleasant

What a fascinating map of a rather undeveloped Mount Pleasant in 1907. You can also see across 16th St. into what is now better...
homes between 1222 & 1232 Irving St. NW (Washington Times)

There was a real estate and building boom in Washington early in the 1900s. And when money flows into the market like that from...
Walter and Hazel Johnson with Walter's mother (Library of Congress)

Here's one of the best story tips we've received thus far. Thanks to GoDCer Jack in Poolesville who tipped us off to the Big Train's...
The Kenesaw a view from the northeast (Flickr user: parkview dc)

It's still amusing to me when the papers refer to anything north of Boundary St. (i.e., Florida Avenue) as the suburbs. I came across...

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