Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle, formerly known as Pacific Circle is a largely residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C. surrounding an eponymous traffic circle.

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...
Dupont Circle underpass construction

Dupont Circle Underpass Construction

We did a post on the construction some time ago. Here’s another great photo of it from DDOT. Source: Flickr user ddotphotos
aerial view of Temple Heights in the early 1930s (Library of Congress)

Lost History: Oak Lawn and an Aerial View Before the Washington Hilton

This is an aerial view of Temple Heights and Oak Lawn, the current site of the Washington Hilton, north of Dupont Circle.
Dupont Circle Building at 1346 Connecticut Ave. NW

A 1930s Aerial View of Dupont Circle Building

You recognize this building. Yep, the one with CVS and Krispy Kreme. This is a view of it from the air in the 1930s.
Dupont Circle in 1904

Photograph of Dupont Circle in 1904

Terrific old photograph of Dupont Circle in 1904.
Dupont Circle looking east

View of Dupont Circle from Blaine Mansion

This photograph appears to be taken from Blaine Mansion sometime during the 1920s, looking east over Dupont Circle. You can see the Cairo Building in the background.
Washington circa 1900. "Jack Blaine residence." The imposing 1880s home of James Blaine, Republican from Maine and three-time presidential aspirant. The house, the only surviving example of the "castles" that once ringed Dupont Circle, is undergoing a major renovation. National Photo glass negative.

Blaine Mansion Near Dupont Circle in 1900

What an amazing photograph of Blaine Mansion in 1900. This is the only old Dupont Circle “castle” still standing. It’s also a great place to get some pizza and delicious craft beer today.
Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Panama Legation at New Hampshire and Q St. (1925)

What a beautiful building. Sadly, this building no longer exists. Take a look at the same intersection today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.911405,-77.041679&spn=0.005017,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.911405,-77.041679&panoid=Vv2YBHAEv5bmubFc4dx_7Q&cbp=12,212.54,,0,-1.1&source=embed&output=svembed]
Washington Times article on Dupont Circle (1902)

Colony of Palatial Homes Around Dupont Circle

This is an excellent page from the Washington Times, published on December 21st, 1902. We wanted to share the entire page with you, so make sure to click on the image for a detailed version of...

Where is the Original Dupont Circle Statue?

This is D.C.’s original statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont, installed in 1884. Here you see it – clearly sitting at the center of Dupont Circle. We see the namesake admiral but we don’t see...