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Check Out This 1907 Advertisement for Homes in Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant
Take a step back in time and check out this advertisement for homes in Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant from December 7th, 1907. Printed in The Evening Star, this is so cool!
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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.
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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 Newton St. and Sheridan is Monroe, before the streets were renamed in the early 20th century. 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...
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Exploring 1887 Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights on an Incredible Old Map
Explore an incredible old map from 1887 of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. See old street names and the Columbia College Subdivision. Click through to see greater details.
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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 a little Mt. Pleasant. Topographic map showing lot lines, buildings, and woods.Covers District of Columbia outside former Washington city limits (Florida Avenue). Source: Library of Congress Also, check out...
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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. Mt. Pleasant advertisement in 1915
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A Look Back at a 1922 Real Estate Advertisement in Washington, DC
Take a look back at a 1922 real estate advertisement in Washington, DC with this unique post, featuring an old ad found in the Washington Times. Learn more about the homes and the area at the time with this interesting post!
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Exploring a 1907 Map of Mount Pleasant in DC and What it Reveals
Discover the history of Mount Pleasant in DC through a 1907 map. See what the area was like before it became Columbia Heights and learn about its growth over the years.
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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 by providing the most stylish and differentiated home. This led to the wide variations in architectural style throughout the District, with the primary governing rule being height restrictions (1910 Heights of Buildings...
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The Big Train's Nuptials: The Low-Key Wedding of Walter Johnson in Columbia Heights
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.
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The Kenesaw Building: The Suburbs of 1906 Washington, D.C.
Take a journey back in time to the suburbs of 1906 Washington, D.C. and explore the Kenesaw Building in Mt. Pleasant. Learn about its history, famous resident, and the opposition it faced in construction.
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Mt. Pleasant: Where Realty Values Are Rapidly Advancing
Mt. Pleasant homes advertisement in the Washington Times – April 19th, 1913 Going to open houses today? Check this out. Here’s a great old advertisement from 1913. These are homes for sale in Mt. Pleasant, near the street car line. I’m not sure that these are still around because there doesn’t appear to be a home at that address any more. Related articles The New Gonzaga...
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