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Moran family grave marker at Holy Rood Cemetery

Story of John Moran, the Georgetown University Doctor

Whenever I stroll through D.C. cemeteries, given my fascinating with the stories of regular Washingtonians, I’m always curious what the story is behind the names on the headstones. Hundreds and thousands of people who...
Tunlaw Rd. and 39th St.

Why Is It Named Tunlaw Road?

There once was a great suburban Washington estate called Tunlaw, in what is today Wesley Heights -- the home stood at 45th and Klingle.
Glover Park advertisement

Glover Park Homes: $8,950 Upward

Check out this great old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on October 9th, 1927. Those were the good old days. Some have Frigidaire!

Why Is It Named Stoddert Elementary School?

I was taking a nice evening walk by Stoddert Elementary School in Glover Park this weekend with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog and, of course, I was curious as to the origin of the school’s...
Glover Park homes advertisement in Washington Post - October 14th, 1928

Value Asserts Itself in Glover Park

Here’s a cool ad for homes in Glover Park in the late 1920s. The sample home was at 3833 Beecher St. NW, but the photo in the advertisement appears to be 3837 Beecher St....
Plain Old Pearson's advertisement (1947)

If Walls Could Talk: Plain Old Pearson’s in Glover Park

I was walking through Glover Park the other day with my wife and she made a great suggestion to do an “If Walls Could Talk” on the neighborhood favorite Pearson’s on Wisconsin. This place...
150 Rhode Island Ave. NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Seaton at 150 Rhode Island Ave. NW

I received an email from a reader saying she learned of Ghosts of DC through this post on Big Bear Cafe. She kindly asked if I would look into the history of her Bloomingdale...