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Great 1921 Ad for Dupont Circle Shopping
This is a great advertisement from the early 1920s. The Connecticut Avenue Association was promoting retail up and down Connecticut Ave., near Dupont Circle, including the Dupont National Bank.
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Russia House used to be the Irish Free State Legation
Get a glimpse of the beautiful Russia House building in Washington D.C, from a 1925 photo to how it looks today on Google Street View. Learn more about this majestic building!
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DC Before the Great Depression: Intersection of 18th and N St. and Florida Ave. and 21st St.
Take a look at Washington, DC before the Great Depression, with photos of the intersection of 18th and N St. and 21st and Florida Ave. from 1929. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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Exploring Washington D.C. History Through Postcards: The Connecticut Avenue Bridge, 1911
Relive Washington D.C. history with a look at this original postcard of the Connecticut Avenue Bridge in 1911. Check out the link to the Flickr collection for more postcards and read more on Wikipedia.
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If Walls Could Talk: Nanny O'Briens
Congratulations to our latest “If Walls Could Talk” poll winner, Nanny O’Briens. We’re going to do a little digging into the history of your building at 3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. Nanny O’Briens The Greek restaurant investor On September 11th, 1952, The Washington Post reported on a funeral mass to be held for Louis Kanakos, who died at the age of 51. The mass...
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The Rise and Fall of the Chevy Chase Ice Palace and Sports Center
Discover the history of the Chevy Chase Ice Palace and Sports Center in Washington, DC, from its opening day in 1938 to its demolition in late 2019. Learn about the ice rink, bowling alley, pool hall, Best & Co. clothing store, and more!
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Exploring Old Photos from Connecticut Avenue in 1904
Take a look at this old photo from 1904 showing Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square. See a larger version and add your comments below. Who is the man driving the car? What's the story behind the woman and two little girls in the photo?
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A Look at 2101 Connecticut Ave. NW, One of Washington's Most Ornate Apartment Buildings
Take a look at the ornate 2101 Connecticut Ave. NW apartment building in Washington, DC. This beautiful building was advertised in The Washington Post in 1928 and still stands today.
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Explore Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC in 1919
Explore Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC in 1919 with maps from the Library of Congress. See what Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase looked like in 1919 with Ghosts of DC!
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Buick Motor Company in Washington DC
This Buick Motor Company ad from the October 4, 1913 edition of the Washington Times was too good not to post! The Buick Motor Company was located at 1028 Connecticut Ave, NW. Source: Library of Congress, Washington Times It reads: How are you going to deliver the goods? The telephone has made your delivery service the backbone of your business. Where there is life there is a limit of...
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A Look Back at The Dresden on Connecticut Avenue NW
Dive into the past of The Dresden, the grande dame of Connecticut Ave. NW, designed by renowned D.C. real estate developer, Harry Wardman. Learn about a 1975 condominium advertisement, the life of Ulysses S. Grant's granddaughter, and a 1948 rent hike for the building.
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Awesome 1908 Postcard View of Connecticut Avenue
This is a terrific old postcard we found in our GoDC buddy John’s Flickr photostream. View down Connecticut Ave. NW at intersection with Columbia Rd. Source: Flickr user StreetsOfWashington If you were look down this road today, on the left you would see the Hilton Hotel.
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Exploring the Connecticut Inn Motel – A Look Back at 4400 Connecticut Ave. NW in 1973
Take a look back at 4400 Connecticut Ave. NW in 1973 with this postcard from the Connecticut Inn Motel. See what the building looks like today and explore what has changed over the years.
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A Look Back at the History of 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Home of Mad Hatter
Take a look back at the history of 1319 Connecticut Ave NW in Dupont Circle, home of the Mad Hatter! We uncover the stories of Mrs. Cordley's antiques store, The Jenny Shoppe, Wig Fair and more.
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Exploring the History of the Park and Shop at Connecticut and Ordway in Cleveland Park
If you've ever been to Cleveland Park, you've probably seen the Park and Shop on Connecticut and Ordway. Learn more about its history, as one of the country's oldest strip malls, built in 1930 by Shannon & Luchs.
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Tragedy on Klingle Ford Bridge: The 1925 Fatal Wreck of Henry Thayer and His Family
On June 16th, 1925, the Thayer family veered off Klingle Ford Bridge on Connecticut Avenue, plunging 75 feet and resulting in the death of Mr. Thayer and his daughter. Read the tragic story of the Thayer family's fatal wreck and the sole survivor, baby Miriam Macias.
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Three Random Stories About Farragut Square
What is the history of Farragut Square in Washington, DC? Read three great stories from its past.
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If Walls Could Talk: Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
I’m really excited about doing this one and I’m sure there are a few of you out there that are really going to enjoy learning about our favorite spot, Kramerbooks. Since 1976, this place has been a favorite place to find a book, grab a bite, some beer, or have some coffee and chat over dessert. Some of you may even remember when it hit the national spotlight in the late 90s when they...
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The Washington Hilton: A Look Back at the Doors Performance in 1967
In 1967, the Washington Hilton was the place to be for live music, including a performance by the Doors. Take a look back at this iconic performance with photos, ticket stubs, and more!
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Jimi Hendrix at the Washington Hilton: A Look Back at the Guitar God's 1968 Performance in D.C.
Relive Jimi Hendrix's incredible performance at the Washington Hilton on March 10th, 1968. Featuring concert footage, photos, a setlist, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning review from the Washington Post.
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