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They Were Neighbors: 1940 U.S. Census Records from the Mayflower Hotel
Discover the residents of the Mayflower Hotel in 1940 with this collection of U.S. Census records from the same year. Click on each image to see a larger version and read through the names. Source: Ancestry.com.
1300 block of Corcoran St. NW
Echoes of Corcoran Street: Unraveling the Mysteries of 1890s Washington D.C.
Discover the intriguing history of Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Street in the 1890s. Dive deep into the lives of its residents, explore neighborhood feuds, and uncover genealogical gems lost to time. Experience the past through captivating stories and images, bringing to life the everyday Washingtonians of a bygone era.
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 years old, had been married to his wife Teresa for 10 years and had been working for the Washington police force for the same amount of time. The Sprinkle family lived at 1320 Florida Ave. NE, in the Trinidad neighborhood, just outside of the boundary of old Washington city. Zillow states that the home was built in 1900, although the accuracy of that is debatable because I came across...
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 did they live? What was their occupation? Who were their family members? Who were their neighbors? I started this blog eight weeks ago (wow, feels a lot longer than that) with the intention of focusing on stories of regular Washingtonians. We’ve had the chance to meet some interesting characters like Minnie Wiseman the sad suicide girl, Don Glendening the tragic murder victim,...

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