Browsing Topic

Park View

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...

Then and Now: 600 Block of Princeton Place

This is pretty cool. Look at it today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&layer=c&sll=38.935594,-77.019736&cbp=13,228.82,,0,-4.08&cbll=38.935822,-77.019555&q=612+princeton+st+dc&hq=&hnear=612+Princeton+Pl+NW,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20010&ll=38.935594,-77.019736&spn=0.005683,0.011319&t=m&z=14&panoid=KeDU-qEKrmWSQbckWBhbbQ&source=embed&output=svembed] And check it out back in  the early 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
Georgia Ave. street sign

Why Is It Named Georgia Avenue?

Okay, it’s not a huge mystery why some of our major streets are named after states in the Union. This was part of the grand plan of L’Enfant, to have grand boulevards at diagonals,...

Thanksgiving in Park View (1924)

Here’s a photo we dug up on Shorpy. This is Park View in 1924, just before Thanksgiving. The man appears to be looking for the perfect bird for the family feast.