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Where is the Original Dupont Circle Statue?

The original statue of Samuel DuPont sat for more than a generation at the center of Dupont Circle. Then it was removed because people thought it was ugly. Read the story to learn more.

Old Dutch Market at Dupont Circle

The Old Dutch Market at Dupont Circle is now occupied by CVS. It was a thriving business in DC through the 1920s. See their launch ad and learn more about what happened to them.

Connecticut Avenue Association advertisement in the Washington Times - February 3rd, 1921

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.

Apartment Building Collapses in Dupont Circle

Part of the building at 20th and P St. near Dupont Circle came crashing down during construction in 1908. Two workmen were killed and several more came close to meeting a horrific end.

Balloon “Bootleggers” Chased By Police

Did you know that selling balloons on the streets of D.C. was made illegal back in 1934? There was quite a booming industry of balloon vendors trolling the streets, getting parents to buy balloon for eager young children. Below is an interesting old article we came across in The Washington Post from March 9th, 1936. Washington’s […]

Old Spanish Embassy at 1521 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Spanish Embassy on Dupont Circle in 1911

This photo of the old Spanish Embassy is from 1911, showing the building at 1521 New  Hampshire Ave. NW, just north of Dupont Circle. Click on it for better details. Source: Library of Congress Check it out today on Google Street View.

1919 Dupont Circle

Map of Dupont Circle in 1919

Check out this great map of Dupont Circle in 1919. At the intersection of Connecticut and N St. you can see what used to be the British Embassy. Source: Library of Congress

Connecticut and N St. NW

Pre-Great Depression Photos of Dupont Circle

This is the intersection of 18th, N St. and Connecticut Ave. in 1929 before the Great Depression. Source: Library of Congress And, here’s a shot of Florida Ave. and 21st St. Source: Library of Congress

1919 map of Dupont and Farragut

1919 Map of Dupont South and Farragut

This is what south of Dupont Circle and Farragut looked like in 1919, before the Mayflower was built. Source: Library of Congress

advertisement for The Toronto - 1920

Dupont Circle Apartment for $45 Monthly Payment

How would you like to live right off of Dupont Circle for $45 per month? Not a bad deal. This advertisement from Sunday, August 15th, 1920 gives you that option. Oh, before you go, make sure you read this crazy story about how this building initially collapsed during construction.

Blaine Mansion 1900

Great Photo of Blaine Mansion in 1900

This is a terrific photo of Blaine Mansion in Dupont Circle around 1900. Now, this is where you go to get some great pizza and beer and Pizzeria Paradiso. Source: Shorpy

real estate listings - December 17th, 1877

For Rent: 1523 P St. $25/mon or 911 L St. $40/mon

Source: Library of Congress We came across this advertisement in the December 17th, 1877 Evening Star. Luckily, the home on P Street is still there and you can have 1523 P St. for a cool $1,085,000. It also appears that 911 L St. is still around, though boarded up in Google Street View.

1708 Q St. NW

Superb Stone Residence at 1708 Q Street NW

Here’s a cool ad from The Evening Star. This was published in their Friday, May 4th, 1906 edition. The house at 1708 Q St. NW was for sale, and it could be acquired for the sum of $13,000. What a deal! … considering the fact that Zillow places this home north of $1.4 million. Do […]

Washington circa 1900. "Stewart's Castle, Dupont Circle." The William Morris Stewart house on Massachusetts Avenue, designed by Adolph Cluss, shortly before it was demolished. National Photo glass negative.

Lost History: Stewart’s Castle on Dupont Circle

This is one of the many tragic losses of Washington’s architectural history … Stewart’s Castle. The former home of Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, it was designed by noted architect Adolph Cluss in 1873. It also served the Chinese Legation from 1886 to 1893 and ultimately was demolished in 1901, a year after this photograph […]

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