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Managasset: Lost Kalorama Mansion

These are some amazing old images we dug up showing a far more bucolic Kalorama. We found some incredible old images of Kalorama, showing Managasset, the summer home “on the hill” where 20th St....

Never Built: Metro’s Bridge Over Rock Creek

In these 1966 drawings, train cars roll under Connecticut Avenue, but above Rock Creek. These amazing early Metro plans never came to fruition. They depict the Red Line between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park.
Kalorama home advertisement

2324 Tracy Place: Outstanding Value in Kalorama

Check out this cool advertisement from June 9th, 1929 (just before the Great Depression). It’s for a nice home in Kalorama. And below is what it looks like today, sold in December of 2012...
aerial view of Temple Heights in the early 1930s (Library of Congress)

Lost History: Oak Lawn and an Aerial View Before the Washington Hilton

This is an aerial view of Temple Heights and Oak Lawn, the current site of the Washington Hilton, north of Dupont Circle.
2446 Belmont Road NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Obama Family’s New Home in Kalorama

UPDATE: According to recent reports, the Obamas will stick around the District and move into this lovely Kalorama home. For a cool $6.5 mil, this beauty of a home can be yours. Seriously though, this...
1907 map of Kalorama

1907 Map of Kalorama, Subdivided and Unbuilt

This is a really interesting look at a neighborhood, where today, the total value of the properties hovers probably somewhere near $200 million. This map is from 1907 and shows the area completely subdivided,...
1903 map of Kalorama and Washington Heights

1903 Map of Kalorama and Washington Heights

Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and Kalorama were both very undeveloped back when this map was made. It shows the area just north of Boundary Street (Florida Avenue) as it looked in 1903.
Kalorama estate after the fire in 1865 (Library of Congress)

A Kalorama “Pic-Nic” With Wild, Romantic Scenery

“Kalorama” is a Greek word meaning “fine view.” It’s also the name given to one of the finest neighborhoods in Washington. Here is a quick “Why is it Named…?” The neighborhood takes its name...
Flag of Ireland

If Walls Could Talk: Embassy of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but that is only the climax of the love affair between our country and The Emerald Isle. Everyone has, or claims to have, some link back to...