Tag: 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Sanctuary, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Inside The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

Do you attend The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church? If you do, maybe you recognize the interior of the church. This photo from Shorpy dates...
Cadastral map of planned residential subdivisions in what is now the inc. town of Chevy Chase Village (Montgomery County, Md.).

Chevy Chase Real Estate Plots in 1890

This is a map of Chevy Chase, Section 2, near the District. It dates from 1890 and we dug this up at the Library...
Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc. advertisement - April 9th, 1911 (Washington Herald)

A Chevy Chase Home for $500 Down

Do you live in Chevy Chase? Was your down payment $500? I think it's safe to say that's off by a factor of around...