Georgetown University Advertisement in 1918

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map of Falls Church in 1879

Maps of Falls Church in 1879

Who loves maps? We love maps! If you’re in Falls Church, you’re going to love these maps from 1879. The one below is a larger

1894 Map of Tennallytown and Reno

This map is so fascinating, showing Tennallytown (i.e., Tenleytown today) and Reno (long-since razed). It was done by G.M. Hopkins & Co. in 1894. Make

Chinatown Gate

Washington’s Chinese Mafia Wars

The opium den post of last week was the first foray into old Chinatown research, but I’ve uncovered a gold mine of fascinating local history.

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

Houses for Rent Listings (1907)

Our apartment directory listings from 1911 and 1914 were immensely popular, so we dug up another one to share with GoDCers. Here’s one from March

map of Georgetown in 1915 (Baist real estate atlas)

Georgetown Map Circa 1915

Another fantastic Baist real estate map, this time from 1915. The map shows a good chunk of Georgetown.

1887 map of Rockville

1887 Map of Rockville

Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two