Mount Pleasant

homes on Klingle Road - June 16th, 1922 (Washington Post)

New Klingle Road Homes Completed and Sold

We dug up this great ad for some Mt. Pleasant home in the Washington Post. This was published on June 18th, 1922. Here is the same row of homes today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.933225,-77.045424&spn=0.004957,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.933134,-77.045335&panoid=65fhGTJ5gFKO5bvC7lf6Vw&cbp=13,290.31,,0,-2.56&source=embed&output=svembed]
Washington, D.C. Salvage drive, Victory Program. Schoolboy volunteers to go from house to home collecting scrap paper

Mt. Pleasant Paperboys Collect Scrap Paper on Ingleside Terrace for the War Effort

Back from lunch? Check this cool photo out from World War II. This is a great photo of some schoolboys going door to door on what appears to be Ingleside Terrace in Mount Pleasant in May...

Read This Book: A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Hidden History

This is a great book if you’re interested in some local Washington history. Jeanne Fogle does an excellent job highlighting sites in the District that are less known to tourists and residents alike. I tore through...
North Columbia Heights development plots

Street Car Extensions and a Columbia Heights Building Boom (1902)

I came across a great advertisement for plots in Columbia Heights. It dates back from July 20th, 1902. A few obvious differences that stick out: Georgia Ave. was named Brightwood Avenue, Irving St. was named Kenesaw St., Park...
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