March 11, 2013

1907 map of Kalorama

1907 Map of Kalorama, Subdivided and Unbuilt

This is a really interesting look at a neighborhood, where today, the total value of the properties hovers probably somewhere near $200 million. This map is from 1907 and shows the area completely subdivided, with almost no buildings. Totally fascinating....

Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome Painted Red

Well, not really red paint. This is a shot from sometime in the 1950s and the red-colored dome is covered in primer. We came across this photo thanks to a Twitter exchange between @darsal and @MrTinDC.

Madam's Organ mural

If Walls Could Talk: Madam’s Organ

Today, 2461 18th St. NW is one of the more popular late-night destinations in the rowdy Adams Morgan neighborhood. Far from it's days as a store where you could buy a crib.