Meridian Hill

Meridian Hill Park in 1910s

Meridian Hill Park in 1920s

Meridian Hill Park is an amazing place to visit up 16th St. NW. Built in the 1910s, you can see some amazing photos here.
Hall and Elvans' subdivision of Meridian Hill in 1867

Unrealized 1867 Vision for Meridian Hill

We posted a cool old property map of Columbia Heights the other day. Today, we’re showing you something that we dug up showing an alternate view of what Meridian Hill could have looked like, starting back...
Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park Being Built

Meridian Hill Park was largely the vision of Mary Foote Henderson. So, we have her to thank for the great park sitting at the crest of 16th and Euclid with a sweeping view of the city....
The Jefferson Pier

Why Is It Named Meridian Hill?

This is a great bit of Washington trivia for everyone to commit to memory … especially if you live anywhere along 16th St. NW. Pierre L’Enfant had originally planned the City of Washington around a right...
Topographical sketch of the environs of Washington, D.C. : (survey of locality for public park & site for a presidential mansion) / to accompany report of N. Michler, Major of Eng'rs, Bvt. Brig. Gen'l U.S.A.

Four New Sites for the White House

Last week we posted a detailed topographical map of Rock Creek Park from 1866. There were some great comments on it, including GoDCer Elizabeth’s observation that the map was entitled “Location for a Public Park & Site...
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