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About Brookland's Cuckold's Delight Subdivision
Why would somebody name a subdivision Cuckold's Delight? We can't think of a more bizarre name considering what it means.
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Discovering the Past: A Look into a 1922 Real Estate Ad for West Woodridge
Travel back in time with a 1922 real estate advertisement for West Woodridge, off of Rhode Island Ave. NE, printed in The Evening Star. Explore the promise of suburban living in the past and how it compares to today's standards. Read on to learn more.
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A Look Back at a 1926 Real Estate Advertisement for Brookland
Take a look back to 1926 and an old real estate advertisement for Brookland, as found in The Washington Post. Read on to learn more about this historic advertisement!
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1895 Bird's Eye View of Brookland
Fascinating 1895 bird's-eye view of Brookland in Washington, DC.
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The Arrival of Metro in Brookland: Remembering an Article from 1977
Brookland is now an up-and-coming neighborhood in Washington DC, but it wasn't always this way. In 1977, the Washington Post printed an article about how Metro was about to arrive. Read on to learn more about the past and present of this DC neighborhood.
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Uncovering the History of a Neighborhood Landmark: The Brookland Bowling Alley
Discover the history of a neighborhood landmark: the Brookland Bowling Alley. Learn how it was saved and see a picture of the alley today!
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Exploring 1907 Brookland: An Undeveloped Part of Northeast DC
Take a look back in time to explore Brookland, an undeveloped part of Northeast DC in 1907. See the map from the Library of Congress, and learn about its history.
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Did They Do The Harlem Shake? Tales from a 19th Century Washington Dance
Step back in time to the 19th century Washington dance scene! Read this article to find out how people danced, find out who was there, and the all-important question: did they do the Harlem Shake? Learn the answer and more here!
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Exploring Brookland's History Through a 1903 Map
Explore the history of Brookland through an old map from 1903. See what the area looked like and how it has changed over the years. Discover the stories behind the map!
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Remembering a GoDCer's Story: The Tragic Death of Private Philip Thomas Hughes in Korea
This tragic story of Private Philip Thomas Hughes, a DC native killed in Korea, is a reminder of the regular people who lived in our city generations ago. Read on to learn more about his life and family.
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A Look Back at Brookland Homes Advertised in the Washington Post in the Mid 1920s
Take a look back in time to the mid-1920s and see what Brookland homes were advertised in the Washington Post. Get a glimpse of the original ad and compare it to today's view of the sample homes!
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