This is a great old map of the Washington area from 1961 showing all the real estate developments as featured by The Washington Post. We transcribed all 57 neighborhoods and their brief descriptions below. It’s quaint to read all the listings and the directions provided to get to the subdivisions. Remember reading directions or maps to get somewhere? Even printing Mapquest directions seems antiquated. Thanks to Google Maps and Waze, we’re never lost right? Or are we always lost with no...
Take a look at the Federal Aviation Administration's headquarters on DC's Independence Ave. SW and compare it to what the block looked like in 1941 on the eve of World War II. See how the landscape has changed in this comparison.
Take a journey back in time to 1928 and view an iconic photograph of the Washington Monument. This remarkable image captures the timeless appeal of the monument and serves as a reminder of America's rich history.
Read about the mysterious wild man of Tenleytown in 1894. Descriptions of the individual were lacking, but sightings of a half-nude crazy man were happening across the area. Find out what happened when the wild man walked into the police station!
On November 17th, 1927 a large tornado ripped through the area, destroying over 200 homes in D.C. and 300 structures in Alexandria. Read about the damages and see the photos from library of Congress on Ghosts of DC.
GoDCer Andy sent in a plethora of great material and one postcard in particular showed Rhode Island Ave in 1904. Uncover this piece of history and explore what Rhode Island Ave was like in 1904 with Ghosts of DC.