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northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW

What Did Columbia Heights at 14th and Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

How amazing is this photo? It’s from around 1918 to 1922. You are looking from the southwest corner, where the Metro entrance is today, across the street towards the other Metro entrance and the...
1919 map of Columbia Heights

Can You Find Your House on This 1919 Map of Columbia Heights?

How cool is this old map of Columbia Heights and 16th St. NW? Click on it for a much larger version and start exploring to see what you recognize. Who knows … maybe you’ll...

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 area covered in the map includes today’s Columbia Heights, Park View, and...
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 name changes). Share this on Facebook with your friends, and make sure...
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 of homes on the east side of 14th St....
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 known as Columbia Heights.

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. Pleasant, Cleveland Park and Columbia Heights.
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 USA is today. Related articles The Chastleton: Parlors With Apogees...
1907 Baist real estate atlas of 14th and Monroe St. NW

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

I came across a very sad article in the Washington Post the other day. This is from September 2nd, 1906 and given that a large number of GoDCers have demonstrated their interest in the...