Chevy Chase

Reno Rd. NW

Reno Road Almost Renamed Washington Avenue

A little-known story about upper northwest is that Reno Road, which cuts right through the heart of North Cleveland Park to Chevy Chase, was almost renamed Washington Avenue, in honor of the west coast state. An...
Chevy Chase home at 4104 Harrison St. NW

Attractive Chevy Chase Home at 4104 Harrison Street NW

We love sharing old real estate advertisements from the area. Check this one out, showing a home in Chevy Chase, published on January 6th, 1923. Source: Library of Congress And below is the Google Street View.
1913 map of Chevy Chase, DC

Amazing 1913 Map of Chevy Chase

It’s been a long time since we posted anything online. Sorry about that, but having two little kids makes it extremely difficult to keep adding fresh content to the website. Either way, check out this great...
The Washington times., May 31, 1903, Magazine Features

Chevy Chase: Premier Among Washington Suburbs

This great old advertisement from The Washington Times was printed in 1913. Click on it for some great details and read through the copy. Source: Library of Congress Here’s an excerpt from the piece above. Chevy Chase...
Evening star., March 15, 1913, Page 4

Chevy Chase 1913 Real Estate Advertisement

We love digging up old ads from the papers like this one showing some great old real estate in Chevy Chase. You could get a great home in upper northwest back then for $6,500. Using the...
1909 map of Friendship Heights

1909 Map of Friendship Heights

This is a cool old 1909 map of the area around Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase. Thanks to GoDCer Claire for pointing out that we didn’t have Friendship Heights in our neighborhoods menu. Enjoy the map...
1907 map of Chevy Chase area

1907 Map of Pre-Developed Chevy Chase

We found this cool 1907 map of Chevy Chase, showing a much more rural, pre-developed area. It looks like the Shoemaker family owned quite a bit of land in the area back then. Source: Library of...
3904 Legation St. NW

Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Here’s a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed at $15,000 then, and it just so happens that it is currently...
Heurich Beer in the 1950s

FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

The next time your father or grandfather tells you he never found himself in trouble during his youth, approach that claim with some skepticism, especially if he grew up in Chevy Chase. Check out this fantastic...
Chevy Chase ad in 1922

Chevy Chase Terrace: Washington’s Most Exclusive Residential Park

Above is an advertisement from The Washington Herald from October 21st, 1922 showing Chevy Chase.

Wrecking Ball Demolishes Chevy Chase Ice Palace

Source: Streets of Washington When the Chevy Chase Ice Palace and Sports Center opened on Nov. 23, 1938, it became an instant sensation. On opening day more than 2,200 people hit the indoor skating rink, bringing...
Andrew J. Cummings, Jr., on his pony "Sugar," Andrew J. “Cy” Cummings, and Zelpha Cummings, c. 1920-1923. From a print lent by Andrew J. Cummings, Jr. CCHS 2008.12.06.

How ‘Big Cy’ Cummings of Chevy Chase Got the Top Job at Laurel Racetrack

Andrew J. ‘Cy’ Cummings was a larger- than-life figure in the early 1900’s in Chevy Chase, a football star at Georgetown, a successful farmer, a politician and a sportsman. Known as ‘Big Cy, he made a...
Cleveland Park in 1919

1919 Map of Connecticut Avenue from Cleveland Park to Chevy Chase

GoDCer Charlie requested this the other day via Facebook and we wanted to oblige. It’s a map of Connecticut Avenue from 1919 Source: Library of Congress Source: Library of Congress
3926-3928 Morrison St. NW

3926-3928 Morrison Street NW in 1919

Photos like this are great. Look at the old homes on Morrison Street back then and check out the Google Street View today. Also, check out how the streets used to be dirt roads. Source: Library...
Chevy Chase Club in the 1920s

Photos of the Chevy Chase Club in the 1920s

These are a couple great photos of Chevy Chase Country Club in the 1920s, thanks to the Library of Congress.  
At the White House gates. "M.A. Rainey, October 5, 1922." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Three Wild Police Chases on the Streets of D.C.

If you lived in D.C. in the 1980s, seeing a police chase screaming down K St., or any other major thoroughfare, was not a rare occurrence. So, out of the thousands of chases mentioned in the...
Chevy Chase Ice Palace, Washington. D.C. Couple doing fancy ice skating (Library of Congress)

Chevy Chase Ice Palace

Here’s a great photo from November 1942. It’s from the Chevy Chase Ice Palace.
Washington Times - June 7th, 1908

June 7th, 1908: Plant Your Dollars in Chevy Chase

Here’s a page from the real estate section of the Sunday Washington Times on June 7th, 1908.
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