We Want More Congress Heights

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When we started this blog last year, we received close to zero emails from readers. That’s probably because we only had a dozen or so dedicated readers. Now, we are fortunate enough to hear from GoDCers on a daily basis. We’re doing our best to get back to each of you in a timely manner, and usually we’re able to oblige your story requests.

Below is an email request we received from GoDCer George last week.

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Dear Ghosts of DC,

I’m attaching photos and articles for this neighborhood. My wife and I bought our house here in March 2011 and did all sorts of research on our home. I’m attaching articles from Sep/Dec 1908 about the woman who ended up building our house in March 1909 (we’ve found out a lot more, but I won’t bother you). She won her deceased husband’s police pension and most likely used that money to build our home a few months later (1910 Census has her and her daughters living in our house, along with a family of boarders). It’s a great historic neighborhood and I have more articles and pics that I’ve searched out over the past year. (also a random favorite about an elephant from 1898).

Please add Congress Heights to your neighborhoods list.

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yours,
George

Thanks for sending your email George. We will add Congress Heights to the neighborhood list and share some of the cool material you sent to us.

READ:  Where Was the Last Farm in Washington, DC?

For GoDCers out there, below is a photo he attached to his email. It shows old Nichols Avenue in 1910 and the current block (now MLK Blvd.) in 2010.

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Nichols Avenue (MLB Boulevard) 1910 & 2010
Nichols Avenue (MLK Boulevard) 1910 & 2010

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