Tag: Columbia Heights

Tivoli Theater (photo by Flickr user dbking)

If Walls Could Talk: Tivoli Theater Was “The Temple of the...

You can't walk past the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights and not admire it, imagining what the surrounding streets were like in the late...
13th and Harvard St. NW advertisement (1905)

Open House For 13th and Harvard St. NW Homes (1905)

This is awesome. Maybe you're going to hit up a few open houses today? Well, check this old advertisement out. This part is great, advertising...
Basketball and learning the Charleston (1926)

Basketball and the Charleston

I'll leave you with this last photo from 1926. This is a great way to end your Friday. This was taken in the old...
J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan by Paramount Pictures (1924)

First Lady Grace Coolidge Visits the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights

Michelle Obama isn't the only first lady to set foot in Columbia Heights. Grace Coolidge took the drive up 14th St. to attend a...
Columbia Heights roller hockey (1926)

Before Ovechkin: Columbia Heights Roller Hockey

Before Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, we had Barkley, Morrow, Harrison, W. Whiting and H. Whiting The Whiting brothers, William and Harry, lived with their...
Proposed Executive Mansion sponsored by Mary Foote Henderson

Proposed White House on Meridian Hill

Here's a good one from the Library of Congress archives. It's a drawing of the proposed new Executive Mansion, to be built...
Coke Dandruff Cure

Coke Dandruff Cure (1902)

This is a wild advertisement that I came across in The Evening Times (back then they'd publish the paper a couple times each day)....

Perils of a Columbia Heights Fire Run (1900)

Evidently, horses racing through the streets of Columbia Heights was a dangerous thing at the turn of the century. This article I came across...
North Columbia Heights development plots

Street Car Extensions and a Columbia Heights Building Boom (1902)

I came across a great advertisement for plots in Columbia Heights. It dates back from July 20th, 1902. A few obvious differences...
Red Rocks Firebrick Pizzeria

If Walls Could Talk: Red Rocks Pizzeria in Columbia Heights

I am obsessed with Red Rocks at 11th and Park NW. I have been since day one. In the hopes that I can convince...