Tag: 1890s

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...
1898 Washington, DC

Lovely 1898 Map of Washington

This terrific old map of Washington by Rand McNally is from 1898. Source: Library of Congress

Rare 1890s Photo of Old Executive Office Building

Better known back then as the State, War, and Navy Building... This is a lovely old image of the historic and beautiful building. Click...
1890s streetcar in DC

Highly Detailed 1890 Photo of D.C. Streetcar

You have to see the details in this image. Click on it for more to see what a D.C. streetcar looked like well over...

Where Did President Grover Cleveland’s Cabinet Live?

Now this is a unique post for you. We came across a fascinating directory from the 53rd Congress (i.e., from 1893 to...
At the bar at Warwick's Cafe, 13th St., NW near Pennsylvania Ave., 1894

Lost History: Warwick’s Saloon at 13th and Pennsylvania

Let's do a little lost history again and dig into the old saloon history of our city. We found a great photo of an...

History Behind the D.C. Street Names

Apologies to all the committed GoDCers out there. We haven't been very diligent in writing top quality content. Little Ghost Baby is a fair...
1860s photo of a hackman and his hackney (in London)

History of the Washington Hackmen (i.e., Carriage Driver)

Pre-dating Uber drivers by about 160 years, the hackmen of Washington used to provide transportation to locals and visitors alike. Hackmen used to rule...
Washington Post - April 29th, 1895

Where Was Herring Hill in Georgetown?

We once had a neighborhood called Herring Hill? True story. It was named for the fish pulled from Rock Creek, which, I don't think...
Potomac River in 1898

Beautiful 1898 Photo of the Potomac River

This is quite a beautiful photo of the Potomac River from 1898. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to locate this photo, but if you...
Inside of lodging house and opium den in San Francisco, 1890s (Wikipedia)

Police Raid Opium Den on 10th St. NW

This is probably a headline we wouldn't see today. We found this in The Washington Post, printed on September 10th, 1894. A big opium joint, which...
Naked wild man

Who Was the Naked Wild Man of Tennallytown?

The newspapers during the summer of 1894 were full of bizarre stories about a wild man wandering the vicinity of Tennallytown (when was it...
Oak View - home of President Cleveland - Oct. 3, 1897

Why Is It Named Cleveland Park?

We're guessing a good number of you know the answer to this. There's also a good group of you who don't know, are quite curious,...

Coldest Day Ever in D.C. at -15 Degrees

You think that it's cold now? Try living in D.C. back on February 11th, 1899. Thanks to GoDCer Brian, we decided to look into...

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