These are some amazing old images we dug up showing a far more bucolic Kalorama.

Managasset from Kalorama Neighborhood History

We found some incredible old images of Kalorama, showing Managasset, the summer home “on the hill” where 20th St. meets Wyoming Ave. today. Sadly it was torn down to build the equally beautiful Altamont.

Originally from New York State, George was born in 1842 and served as a young Union Army officer in the Civil War. After, he received a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.

At 45 year old, he purchased an estate north The Capitol named Eckington. Today, the neighborhood bears the same name. Eckington was the Truesdell winter home and Managasset was where they decamped for summer.

Not too shabby if you ask me.

"Managasset", summer home of George and Frances M. Truesdell, which stood near the present day intersection of 20th St. & Wyoming Ave. in Kalorama, on the current site of the Altamont Apartments.
“Managasset”, summer home of George and Frances M. Truesdell, which stood near the present day intersection of 20th St. & Wyoming Ave. in Kalorama, on the current site of the Altamont Apartments. From the studio of Charles Milton Bell, 463-465 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Source: Flickr user rockcreek
"Managasset", summer home of George and Frances M. Truesdell, which stood near the present day intersection of 20th St. & Wyoming Ave. in Kalorama, on the current site of the Altamont Apartments. From the studio of Charles Milton Bell, 463-465 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
“Managasset”, summer home of George and Frances M. Truesdell, which stood near the present day intersection of 20th St. & Wyoming Ave. in Kalorama, on the current site of the Altamont Apartments. From the studio of Charles Milton Bell, 463-465 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

Read a bit more on George Truesdell here.

Below is the site today on Google Maps.