January 22, 2013

Georgia Ave. street sign

Why Is It Named Georgia Avenue?

Okay, it’s not a huge mystery why some of our major streets are named after states in the Union. This was part of the grand plan of L’Enfant, to have grand boulevards at diagonals, all across our city. What you...

1935 map of D.C. juvenile delinquents

1935 Map of Juvenile Delinquents in Washington

This is totally fascinating. GoDCer, and early contributor, John sent along an awesome site, which is a gold mine for old maps. This is one of our early favorites. It is a map from 1935, plotting all the residences housing a...

The Northumberland (Wikipedia)

Three Stories from the Northumberland Apartments

Faithful and extremely patient GoDCer Jeff requests some time ago that we do a piece on the Northumberland, just north of U St. Our apologies for the long delay in getting to your request, but hopefully you’ll agree that it’s...