Tag: Columbia Heights

1904 Columbia Heights Real Estate Ad

Check out this great old advertisement from The Evening Star back in 1904. It shows a number of great properties for sale in then-new Columbia Heights,...
Sherman's subdivision of Columbia Heights in 1869

Cool 1869 Property Map of Columbia Heights

This property map of Columbia Heights from 1869 shows John Sherman's subdivision with the old street names (learn about the street names...

Map of North Columbia Heights in 1885

This 1885 map shows what would become the northern part of Columbia Heights. At the time, it was still referred to as part of...
Advertisement for 1201 Clifton St. NW

1910 Ads for Clifton St. Homes in Columbia Heights

Here's an old advertisement that we found in The Washington Times from Saturday, June 4th, 1910. It shows a row of homes on...
Columbia Heights Tivoli Theater commercial

Photos of Columbia Heights After ’68 Riots

Here is a series of amazing photos that we came across on Flickr showing the 1968 riots in D.C. We've posted some...
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Recognize These 1912 Columbia Heights Homes?

Here is an ad from The Evening Star printed on Saturday, September 14th, 1912 (seven weeks later Woodrow Wilson was elected president -- and...
1921 ad for Columbia Heights homes

1921 Ad for Columbia Heights Homes

Here is an old advertisement for real estate in Columbia Heights. This was printed on Saturday, November 12th, 1921 in The Washington Times. Using the...

Awesome 1887 Map of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today's Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details. You'll...
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Columbia Heights Building Boom Could Have Started in 1996

It's not possible for one to argue that Columbia Heights has been catapulted to the epicenter of gentrification and real estate renaissance over the...
northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW

What Did Columbia Heights at 14th and Irving Look Like in...

How amazing is this photo? It's from around 1918 to 1922. You are looking from the southwest corner,...
1919 map of Columbia Heights

Can You Find Your House on This 1919 Map of Columbia...

How cool is this old map of Columbia Heights and 16th St. NW? Click on it for a much larger version and start exploring...

Map of a Rural Columbia Heights

What a cool map. We posted one last week showing the area around Tenleytown as it looked on an 1892 map. The...
Columbia Heights in 1903

1903 Map of a Very Undeveloped Columbia Heights

Check this sweet map out. The whole area is really undeveloped, and the streets still have the old names (read about the...
Columbia Heights homes for sale - 1911

Columbia Heights Homes on 14th Street for $425

What a sweet deal! This is an awesome old advertisement from the Washington Times, published on October 28th, 1911. This appears to be the row...
1907 map of Mount Pleasant

1907 Map of Mount Pleasant

What a fascinating map of a rather undeveloped Mount Pleasant in 1907. You can also see across 16th St. into what is now better...

June 17th, 1911: Buy a Home in Columbia Heights

This is a fascinating real estate section to study. Click on it for greater detail and check out the ads for homes in Mt....
Irving Street Garage Co. advertisement in the Washington Times

Columbia Heights Had the Largest Fireproof Garage South of Philadelphia

Here's an advertisement from the Washington Times that caught my eye. This was published on April 10th, 1920. This garage was located where DC...
1907 Baist real estate atlas of 14th and Monroe St. NW

Epicenter of Macabre Tragedy in 1906: 14th and Monroe in Columbia...

I came across a very sad article in the Washington Post the other day. This is from September 2nd, 1906 and given that a...
Walter and Hazel Johnson with Walter's mother (Library of Congress)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson Tie the Knot on Monroe St....

Here's one of the best story tips we've received thus far. Thanks to GoDCer Jack in Poolesville who tipped us off to the Big Train's...
Arcade Market in Columbia Heights (Library of Congress)

Columbia Heights Arcade Gets First Roof Garage in D.C.

Driving was still not the primary mode off transportation in the city with streetcars crisscrossing the city, but John Blick, head of the Arcade...
Sanborn Firemap of Columbia Heights in 1903 (LIbrary of Congress)

Old Columbia Heights: Where the Streets Have New Names

How did Columbia Heights get its street names? This history goes back to the early 1900s when street names came into alignment with the rest of the District.