This great old advertisement from The Washington Times was printed in 1903. Click on it for some great details and read through the copy.
Source: Library of Congress
Here’s an excerpt from the piece above.
Chevy Chase is purely a social and residential section. No industries are permitted to cast the blight of unattractive or ugly shops and buildings upon the general artistic plan of the suburb. But this lack of stores makes no inconvenience to housewives, for the installation of the city telephone system, the delivery wagons in vogue among the urban dealers, and an efficient and punctual car service provides any such possibility.