Tag: Cleveland Park

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...

Before 2Amys on Macomb Street

This isn't a full "If Walls Could Talk" post since we couldn't find a ton of information on 3715 & 3713 Macomb...
Cleveland Heights - 1889

1889 Cleveland Park Real Estate Ad

At the time, Grover Cleveland lived north of the city in a lovely old estate called Oak Hill. Eventually, the neighborhood that grew up around his home was named for him: "Cleveland Park".
Oak View - home of President Cleveland - Oct. 3, 1897

Why Is It Named Cleveland Park?

What is today Cleveland Park was an area for well-off Washingtonians to build their summer cottages. It was far enough away from swampy hot downtown and elevated to provide some breezy relief.
Connecticut Avenue Highlands advertisement in 1910

1910 Ad for Connecticut Ave. Highlands (Cleveland Park)

Here's a cool old advertisement for Connecticut Avenue Highlands, now known as Cleveland Park. Click on the ad for a larger version to read...
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School

Why Is It Named Hearst Elementary School?

Hearst Elementary School up in North Cleveland Park, behind Sidwell Friends, is a cute little school for about 200 students. We've wanted to do...

Desirable Villas in Cleveland Heights

You may or may not be aware of this, but in the early days, Cleveland Park was referred to as Cleveland Heights...
Washington Post - August 5th, 1928

36th and Veazey, North Cleveland Park Advertisement (1928)

Here's an old ad from the roaring 20s.
3033 Ordway St. NW

First Time Offered: 3033 Ordway Street NW at $32,500

Sigh. How does looking at this advertisement make you feel? This was printed on Leap Day, February 29th, 1948. Source: Washington Post
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...
1927 ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures

Vacant Homes on Veazey Looted

Here's a slightly humorous, and probably not uncommon today, article from the Washington Post, printed on May 13th, 1927. Plumbing fixtures, valued at $1,150, were...
North Cleveland Park homes for sale

North Cleveland Park Homes for Sale in 1927

Check out this great old advertisement from 1927. It shows a row of homes on the northwest corner of 38th and Veazey Streets. And,...
Marjorie Morris Sinclair interview

A GoDCer Finds the “Whoopee” Party Girl!

I love when this stuff happens. GoDCer Steve did a little Googling and came up with this amazing piece of Internet gold. Remember Marjorie Morris?...
Park and Shop on Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park

Park and Shop on Connecticut Avenue

If you live in Cleveland Park, or have ever seen a movie at the Uptown, you will recognize the photo below. This is the...

Drunk Speaker of the House Crashes Into Two Cars

This is a great tale to share with your friends, especially if you work on the Hill. I credit GoDCer and frequent suggester of excellent stories,...
neon sign Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park (tawbaware.com)video

Three Big Movies at the Uptown Theater

It's been a while since our last "Three Things..." post, so we queried the Twitterverse for GoDC suggestions on our next one. DrCapsFan, an...

Senator John Stennis Mugged and Shot in Front of Cleveland Park...

That's right, the Senator from Mississippi and chairman of the Armed Services Committee was shot both in the chest and the leg, after he...
Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907

Move to Cathedral Highlands: An Unobstructed View of the Entire Surrounding...

It's been a little while since we've done a "Reader's Choice" post, so this one is for GoDCer Samantha, who tweeted the request to do...
Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure (Smithsonian)

Proposed National Zoo in Rock Creek Park

We are a great nation and Americans in the 1880s were proud of their rapidly growing and dominant country. But how can you truly...