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Tag: Anacostia

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Cedar Hill in 1905

Frederick Douglass Home Ransacked

Here’s a short article that we came across in The Washington Post from March 14th, 1905. The residence of Harold Dougherty, and employe of the Congressional Library, at Cedar Hill, Anacostia, the former home of the late Frederick Douglass, the noted

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 1892. Source: Library of Congress

February 27th, 1857

Wanted: a Sober Man, Without Family

Know any sober gardeners in the area? If so, in 1857, the could have earned $200 per year, with room and board. Good Hope Hill is an area in, what is today, Anacostia. It was later the location of the

Butler Heights advertisement 1916

Butler Heights: The Best Buy in Washington

Do you know where Butler Heights is (was)? There’s a tiny Butler St. SE today, very close to Frederick Douglass’ old home. This is an advertisement that we found in the Washington Herald from May 13th, 1916.

Anacostia and Good Hope Road in 1916

Good Hope Road in 1916

Take a look at how different Good Hope Road in Anacostia looked in 1916. And below is the Google Map of the same area, with a pin marking the intersection of Good Hope Road and 19th Pl. SE.

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