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Mt. Pleasant

Why Is It Named Mt. Pleasant?

Samuel Brown sold all the surrounding land of Pleasant Plains estate and named the remainder Mt. Pleasant because it invited the highest part of the original estate.
The Real Estate Directory of the City of Washington, D.C., Suburbs of Washington City, Serial Number 50 is a series of maps of recorded subdivisions beyond the city limits published by Faehtz & Pratt in 1874. Maps show streets, lot numbers and dimensions, property lines, and some building footprints. Landowners and estate names are included for large parcels. Outside of Georgetown, subdivision maps showing only property lines indicate that they were undeveloped at that time.

1874 Map of Suburban Mt. Pleasant

This is a great old map, about a decade earlier than this one of Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant. Click on it for a larger version to see more details. In this, Howard is...

Awesome 1887 Map of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today’s Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details. You’ll be a little confused by the old street names,...

Map of a Rural Columbia Heights

What a cool map. We posted one last week showing the area around Tenleytown as it looked on an 1892 map. The area covered in the map includes today’s Columbia Heights, Park View, and...
Mt. Pleasant advertisement in 1915

Mt. Pleasant, a City In Itself

Check out this cool series of advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915.
Klingle and Park Roads homes for sale

Homes for Sales on Klingle and Park Roads (1922)

Here’s a great old real estate advertisement, printed in the Washington Times on April 15th, 1922. We posted a similar ad earlier this year. Source: Library of Congress And here are the same homes...
1907 map of Mount Pleasant

1907 Map of Mount Pleasant

What a fascinating map of a rather undeveloped Mount Pleasant in 1907. You can also see across 16th St. into what is now better known as Columbia Heights.
homes between 1222 & 1232 Irving St. NW (Washington Times)

Different Styles of Architecture Favored by Washington Builders

There was a real estate and building boom in Washington early in the 1900s. And when money flows into the market like that from countless speculators, they try to stand out from the rest...
Walter and Hazel Johnson with Walter's mother (Library of Congress)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson Tie the Knot on Monroe St. NW

Here’s one of the best story tips we’ve received thus far. Thanks to GoDCer Jack in Poolesville who tipped us off to the Big Train’s nuptials being held in a regular apartment at 1498...