The Palisades

1909 map of the Palisades

Great 1909 Map of the Palisades

Mrs. Ghost, Ghost Baby, and I spent a nice Saturday afternoon celebrating a birthday at a lovely home in the Palisades. The two parents of the young birthday child (and GoDCers) have a great home with the...
Welcome to the Palisades sign

Why Is It Named MacArthur Boulevard?

If you’re a fan of D.C. history, you’ll know that MacArthur Blvd. used to be called Conduit Rd. You probably also know that it was named for General Douglas MacArthur, the famous World War II general....
1903 Baist real estate atlas of Palisades

1903 Map of Palisades and Surrounding Area

We haven’t posted a good old map in a while, so here is one from 1903, showing the Palisades. Source: Library of Congress And here is the map of the area today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?t=m&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.935561,-77.109561&spn=0.0114,0.021479&z=16&output=embed]
Palisades of the Potomac (1890)

Palisades of the Potomac (1890)

Here’s a nice old advertisement for the new development in the western half of Washington called the “Palisades of the Potomac.” The advertisement was created by the Palisades of the Potomac Land Improvement Company in June...
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