Tag: Brookland

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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

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

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.

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

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