Mt. Pleasant

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 be a little confused by the old street names, so...

What a cool map. We posted one last week showing the area around Tenleytown as it looked on an 1892 map. The area covered in the map includes today's Columbia Heights, Park View, and a little Mt. Plea...

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: Library of Congress And here are the same...

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 known as Columbia Heights.

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 countless speculators, they try to stand out from the rest by providing ...

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 nuptials being held in a regular apartment at 1498 Monroe St. NW...

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 an article in the Washington Times from 1906, highlighting some ...

Mt. Pleasant homes advertisement in the Washington Times - April 19th, 1913

Going to open houses today? Check this out. Here's a great old advertisement from 1913. These are homes for sale in Mt. Pleasant, near the street car line. I'm not sure that these are still around ...

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