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1894 Map of Tennallytown and Reno

This map is so fascinating, showing Tennallytown (i.e., Tenleytown today) and Reno (long-since razed). It was done by G.M. Hopkins & Co. in 1894. Make sure you click on it for a larger version...

Tennallytown in 1903

What … did I spell this incorrectly? Nope, but you should checkout this post about the history of the neighborhood’s name. This map shows the area back in 1903 and it’s fascinating to see...

1980s Friendship Heights Metro Construction

Do you remember living in Washington during the 1970s? How about when the Metro was being built up along Wisconsin Avenue? We dug up this great old article in the Washington Post from January...
Naked wild man

Who Was the Naked Wild Man of Tennallytown?

The newspapers during the summer of 1894 were full of bizarre stories about a wild man wandering the vicinity of Tennallytown (when was it renamed Tenleytown?).¬†Beginning on July 22nd, sightings of a “half-nude crazy...
Fort Stevens in 1864

Civil War Reaches Tennallytown

Some of you may recall the naming debates we posted about Tenleytown some time ago. We did some more history sleuthing for some good stories about the neighborhood and came across a great article...
Tenleytown Metro

Tenleytown, Tennallytown, or Tenallytown?

The etymological history of neighborhoods and towns in the area are popular topics of conversation for GoDCers. One area of great interest here in Tenleytown, or is that Tenallytown? A little digging through the...

1892 Map of Rural Area Around Tenley

How cool is this old map? It shows a very rural upper northwest Washington in 1892, with the area surrounding what is now Tenleytown. This map is from a U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey....
1927 ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures

Vacant Homes on Veazey Looted

Here’s a slightly humorous, and probably not uncommon today, article from the Washington Post, printed on May 13th, 1927. Plumbing fixtures, valued at $1,150, were stolen during the last two weeks from vacant houses...
1907 Baist map of North Cleveland Park

1907 Map of Tenleytown and North Cleveland Park

This is a very different looking North Cleveland Park and Tenleytown area. Check out the proposed traffic circle that was never built at the intersection of Tilden, Idaho, and Reno. Also, look at all...