Have you ever wondered why Mt. Pleasant is called Mt. Pleasant? Learn the story of how James Holmead's land grant in 1727 became the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of today. Plus, see an old land survey from 1804!
Take a look back in time and check out these cool advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915. See the amazing images and learn more about this historic moment!
Explore the different styles of architecture favored by Washington builders in the early 1900s. Learn about the building boom in the city and the unique architectural styles that emerged as a result of the 1910 Heights of Buildings Act.
Take a look back at Walter Johnson's low-key wedding in Columbia Heights in 1914, one of the best story tips we've received thus far. Learn more about the wedding, read the original newspaper article, and see the historical Baist maps of the area.