Why Is It Named Adams Morgan?

The name Adams Morgan is from the names of two formerly segregated area elementary schools—the older, all-black Thomas P. Morgan Elementary School and the all-white John Quincy Adams Elementary School, which merged in 1955 following desegregation.

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

1903 Chevy Chase Advertisement

This great old advertisement from The Washington Times was printed in 1903. Click on it for some great details and read through the copy. Source: Library of Congress Here’s an excerpt from the piece above. Chevy Chase is purely a social and residential section. No industries are permitted to cast the blight of unattractive or ugly […]

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Lincoln Memorial Originally Built on Marsh Land
1886 Plan to Fill In and Build Over Rock Creek
Opening Dedication Ceremony of Dulles Airport in 1962
Whoa. Neon Signed F Street in 1970
Incredible 1865 Photo of the Capitol
Tysons Corner History, Formerly Peach Grove
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The Pennsylvania Avenue Childs around 1917

Before Fast Food, There Was Childs’ Food

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng Before the modern fast food restaurant, there was Childs Restaurant. Childs was a chain that originated in New York City and spread southward, eventually opening franchises in Washington, DC. Though DC had multiple Childs locations, the most noteworthy were on Pennsylvania Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue NW. […]

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1854 train tickets

Washington to Chicago for $18 in 1854

This is an old advertisement for railroad tickets between Washington, Baltimore and points west. A ticket from Washington to Cincinnati was $11, Chicago was $18, and St. Louis was $26.50. That ticket to St. Louis is roughly $660 in today’s money. A direct flight from DCA to STL today is about $280. We found this […]

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1903 map of Eastern Market

1903 Map of Eastern Market

Here’s a great 1903 map of Eastern Market, as requested by GoDCer Orestes. Hope you enjoy it! And below is the Google Map of the area today.

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