They Were Neighbors

Historic stories about neighbors in Washington, D.C.

1940 U.S. Census List of Residents in the Mayflower Hotel

We haven't done one of these "They Were Neighbors" posts in a while, and we stumbled across this great collection of U.S. Census records...
1300 block of Corcoran St. NW

They Were Neighbors: Five Families on Corcoran Street in 1890 …...

If you're not a genealogy buff, you may not know this, but much of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed in a massive fire...
1320 Florida Ave. NE - the Sprinkle family home

They Were Neighbors: Officer Sprinkle Lived Here

To satisfy your hunger for more Officer Sprinkle, I took a look into where he lived in 1900. At the time, he was 34...
Miss Ann O'Connell (1924)

They Were Neighbors: Annie O’Connell and The Irish Block

Every time I see an old photo like this on Shorpy, I want to know more about the person staring back at me. Where...