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Tag: 1920s

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Why Is It Named Meridian Hill?

Pierre L’Enfant had originally planned the City of Washington around a right triangle, with the eastern portion at the Capitol, the northern portion at the White House and the 90 degree angle close to where the Washington Monument sits today. Thomas Jefferson marked this spot in 1793 with a wooden post, which was replaced in 1804 with the Jefferson Pier.

Proper Home Electrification in 1924

This is a cool old advertisement from the Evening Star from 1924. The Wardman Construction Company was headed by Harry Wardman, prolific real estate developer in Washington back in the early part of the 20th century. Today’s Redfin listing for

Old Center Market in 1921

This beautiful image shows Center Market back in 1921. It was located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th until 1931.

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