Washington Heights

Adams Morgan Map From 1888

Adams Morgan didn’t exist in 1888. Back then it was called Washington Heights as many of the other uptown destinations began their lives similarly: Cleveland Heights, Friendship Heights, Massachusetts Avenue Heights. If you’re curious to know...

When Adams Morgan Was Rural

Difficult to believe this … really difficult, but back in 1892, what is now Adams Morgan, was very rural. Less jumbo slices, more trees. You probably can’t even recognize this, with no 18th St. and 16th...
Washington Heights Home for Sale

Washington Heights Home for Sale; $8,500 in 1904

Imagine living blocks from Adams Morgan’s 18th Street, owning a home that cost just $8,500. If you were around in 1904, a home on Mintwood Place could have been yours. Even taking into consideration inflation, you’d...
1832 Biltmore St. NW

Unfurnished Apartment in Adams Morgan for $37.50

How would you like an apartment for $37.50 per month? You could do that back in 1908, like this ad in the Washington Post listed on April 9th. Oh, and the original name for Adams Morgan...
homes on Kalorama Rd. in Washington Heights

Cool 1902 Ad For Kalorama Homes

This is a great old ad from The Evening Star on December 13th, 1902. It shows a bunch of homes on Kalorama Rd., in what we now call Adams Morgan, then called Washington Heights.
1907 map of Washington Heights

1907 Map of Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and the National Zoo

Look at all the empty lots in what would become weekend crazytown for drunk 20-somethings.
Madam's Organ

If Walls Could Talk: Madam’s Organ

It’s highly likely you have been to the D.C. institution known as Madam’s Organ at 2461 18th St. NW. It anchors the Adams Morgan strip, and has done so since the current patrons were in diapers....
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.
Washington Heights real estate advertisement in 1904

Superior Homes in Fashionable Washington Heights

Old real estate advertisements are the best. This one is from the Evening Star on Saturday, May 28th, 1904. For some interesting trivia, soccer fans will be thrilled to know that exactly one week earlier, May...
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