July 17, 2013

General view of the city of Alexandria, Va., April 15, 1864

Amazing Detailed Landscape of Alexandria in 1864

Don’t you just love these old Civil War photographs? This one is amazing, and it’s even more impressive if you click on it for the larger version. Can you see anything recognizable? One interesting thing to note … it was...

homes on Kalorama Rd. in Washington Heights

Cool 1902 Ad For Kalorama Homes

This is a great old ad from The Evening Star on December 13th, 1902. It shows a bunch of homes on Kalorama Rd., in what we now call Adams Morgan, then called Washington Heights.

Photo shows Sewall-Belmont House, 144 Constitution Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C.

Sewall-Belmont House

Here is a great shot of the Sewall-Belmont House at 144 Constitution Ave. NE, sometime in the late 1920s. It’s still there, so you should definitely pay a visit. Source: Library of Congress

highway extension of 1897

Revised Highway Plan for Washington in 1897

This is so cool … and obviously, not something that happened. We came across a fascinating article from The Evening Star, published on Saturday, December 18th, 1897. Source: Library of Congress The article referenced the proposed highway changes to the...