Congress Heights

not a photo of the last farm in D.C.

Last Farm in the District is Doomed

I’ve been trying to dig up this information for a really long time. Thanks to some minor prodding in an email from GoDCer Hugh, I decided to give in one more shot. And, I finally found...
1907 map of Congress Heights

1907 Map of Congress Heights

In the interest of giving GoDCers more on Congress Heights, here is a map of the area in 1907. And compare it to the current map from Google. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=38.843852,-76.998539&spn=0.022161,0.045276&t=m&z=15&output=embed]
Gen. Charles E. Hooker

Town Flag of Congress Heights

Did you know Congress Heights had a town flag? (Does it still have a flag?) We didn’t. Below is an article published in the Washington Post on July 23rd, 1901, commenting on the adoption of a...
Nichols Avenue (MLB Boulevard) 1910 & 2010

We Want More Congress Heights

When we started this blog last year, we received close to zero emails from readers. That’s probably because we only had a dozen or so dedicated readers. Now, we are fortunate enough to hear from GoDCers on...
Congress Heights advertisement - May 17th, 1902 (Washington Times)

Congress Heights: The Healthiest and Most Delightful Suburb of Washington

Admittedly, I do not focus enough east of the river. I was doing a little digging around the Library of Congress archives and came across this gem. This is an advertisement for homes in Congress Heights,...