Tag: 1890s

1895 Bird’s Eye View of Brookland

How cool is this? If you live in Brookland, you're going to love it. Click on it for a larger version and...
Southern Hotel - 311 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Photo of Segregated Southern Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

Source: Library of Congress The hotel on the left is the Southern Hotel, a hotel for African-Americans which was situated at 311 Pennsylvania Ave. NW....
Horse car in Washington, D.C. at Wisconsin and O St. NW (1889)

White House Gardener Run Over by Cursed Streetcar in Tennallytown

Here is a crazy story from Tennallytown that we found in The Washington Post, printed on November 8th, 1896. A serious accident happened at Tennallytown about...
1890s stroll through Rock Creek Park

Carriage Ride Through Rock Creek in 1890

Look at this great photo from 1890. It shows a group of people riding their horse and buggies through Rock Creek Park. I don't...
Baseball House Puzzle answer

Answer to the Baseball House Puzzle

Sorry, this was supposed to auto-publish yesterday afternoon, but didn't. Here's the solution to Donovan's Baseball House Puzzle, printed in The Washington Post on October...
The Baseball House Puzzle

The Baseball House Puzzle of 1894

Here's a terrific puzzle for you to solve, from our last post about the Baseball House and William Donovan. Below are the directions printed...
American League Park, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia vs. Washington. May 6, 1905

Donovan’s Baseball House: Finest Bar in The Country

Washington is a baseball town. There is no doubt about that. In fact, there is a rich history going back to the 19th century...

Desirable Villas in Cleveland Heights

You may or may not be aware of this, but in the early days, Cleveland Park was referred to as Cleveland Heights...

1892 Map of Rural Anacostia

We posted a cool old rural map of Tenleytown a short while back. Here's a map from the same group, showing Anacostia back in...

Map of a Rural Columbia Heights

What a cool map. We posted one last week showing the area around Tenleytown as it looked on an 1892 map. The...

When Adams Morgan Was Rural

Difficult to believe this ... really difficult, but back in 1892, what is now Adams Morgan, was very rural. Less jumbo slices, more trees....

1892 Map of Rural Area Around Tenley

How cool is this old map? It shows a very rural upper northwest Washington in 1892, with the area surrounding what is now Tenleytown....
National Bank of Washington--Louisiana Avenue--Central National Bank

National Bank of Washington in 1892

Here's a beautiful old photograph of the National Bank of Washington back in 1892. Source: Library of Congress Both of the buildings in the above photo...

1891 Map of Street Sweeping

Now this is interesting. It's a map from 1891 that shows the street sweeping schedule. Source: Library of Congress
model of proposed White House changes

Fascinating Unbuilt Expansion of the White House (1892)

During the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, there was a push to renovate the Executive Mansion, bringing it up to the elegant standards of...

1890s Photo of the White House

This is amazing. Look how crisp the photo is. Click on it for a larger version. the White...
A Thanksgiving Sermon, Alexander Crummell

Reverend Alexander Crummell’s Thanksgiving Sermon, November 26, 1895

Reverend Alexander Crummell was an African American who was recognized by WEB Dubois for his abilities in the book Souls of Black Folk (1903)....
1072 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Then and Now: Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown

This is a small, little known block in Georgetown, but the photo below is beautiful. it's from around 1899, and below it,...
view northwest from the Washington Monument in 1894

Incredible Northwest View from Washington Monument (1894)

Forgive us if we posted this before, but we can't remember, and second ... it's amazing, so you should check it out (and share...
Women at Western High School posing on an exercise device

Exercising at Western High School

These photos are all part of the Frances Benjamin Johnston at the Library of Congress and were taken in 1899. They depict women exercising...
Sister Beatrice, Superintendant of Providence Hospital in garden with another nun and St. Bernard dogs. c.1890. General Photograph Collection, HSW

Afternoon Photo: Two Nuns and Two Big Dogs

What's better than a photo of two nuns and a dog? Here's a shot from somewhere in the 1890s of Sister Beatrice, the superintendent...