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West Woodridge

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 on Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (aka, the House that Ruth Built). Source: Library of Congress Here’s the same area today […]

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.

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 6th, 1977. When the Glenmont line opens next November, Metro will pass right by Brookland, a quiet residential neighborhood near Catholic […]

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 that it was… a bowling alley. Searching for a picture circa 1940-1950, but here it is today:  

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 Brookland gave the opening event of the Brookand Assembly Club in the town hall last night. It was a remarkably well […]

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 remember the regular people who lived in our city generations ago. The story below, emailed by Chris, was so compelling that […]

Brookland homes advertisement in the Washington Post - May 10th, 1925

Brookland: New Six-Room Houses; Built-in Garages

Here’s an advertisement I found in the Washington Post. It’s from the mid 1920s and row houses were being sold throughout Brookland. Check out today’s view of the sample homes from the ad. The address is 2902 10th St. NE. Related articles Thanks For the Encouragement Move to Cathedral Highlands: An Unobstructed View of the […]

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