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1922 Ad for Woodridge and Brookland Real Estate

Here is an advertisement in The Evening Star for real estate in West Woodridge, off of Rhode Island Ave. NE. It was printed on May 6th, 1922. For a little context, on May 5th, construction began...
1926 Brookland real estate advertisement

Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Here is a terrific old advertisement for real estate in Brookland. This was printed in The Washington Post on Sunday, May 2nd, 1926.

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 then share it with your friends on Facebook. Source: Library of Congress...

Brookland Waits for the Metro

Are you a long-time resident of Brookland? If so, you might remember the time when Metro just arrived. Or, like the article below, was about to arrive. This was printed in the Washington Post on August...
Brookland's old bowling alley

Brookland Bowling Alley (The Facade Today)

3726 10th Street NE. That’s two blocks from me. I walk past that address everyday to the Brookland Metro.  Happened to dig up an application to make it a historic landmark, and found out...
1907 map of Brookland

1907 Map of Brookland, Woodridge, and University Heights

Like the map we posted last night, here’s the neighboring one, also from 1907. It shows a much more rural and undeveloped part of northeast. Source: Library of Congress
The Sidewalk Dance - Handpainted Oil Painting by John George Brown (1894)

Charming Dance Held in Brookland

Articles like this really illustrate how different and quaint life was in 19th century Washington. This is from the Washington Post, published on January 10th, 1894. The young gentlemen of the pretty suburb of...
Map of Brookland in 1903

Map of Brookland in 1903

This is a great old map of the area surrounding Brookland in 1903.
U.S. casualty being treated at Naktong River

Philip Hughes: Skinny Kid From Brookland Killed in Korea

I checked my email the other day to find this email from a GoDCer. Emails like this are exactly why I started this blog. Not only is it fascinating, but it’s really important to...