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Adams Morgan: How This Uptown DC Neighborhood Got Its Name
Adams Morgan didn't exist in 1888. Read this story to learn the history of how it came to be known as Adams Morgan. We also have a great map showing Adams Morgan when it was very rural.
Back in 1892: What Adams Morgan Looked Like Before the Jumbo Slices
Take a look back in time to 1892 and see what Adams Morgan looked like before the jumbo slices. Explore a topographic map from the Library of Congress showing the area with no 18th St. and 16th St. and a much more rural landscape.
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Imagine Living Blocks from Adams Morgan's 18th Street and Owning a Home for $8,500 - Even in Today's Dollars!
In 1904, buying a home in Washington, D.C.'s Mintwood Place was a bargain, at $8,500. That same home is now worth more than $1.2 million! Learn more about the long-term appreciation of property values in this blog post.
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How to Live for Just $37.50 a Month: Unbelievable Apartment Deals from 1908
Can you imagine living in an apartment for only $37.50 a month? Believe it or not, it was possible in 1908! Learn more about this incredible deal, and the original name for Adams Morgan - Washington Heights!
homes on Kalorama Rd. in Washington Heights
A Look Back at Kalorama Rd. in 1902: An Old Ad from The Evening Star
Take a look back in time to an old ad from The Evening Star from December 13th, 1902. It shows a bunch of homes on Kalorama Rd. in what is now Adams Morgan, then called Washington Heights.
1907 map of Washington Heights
1907 Map of Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and the National Zoo
1907 map of Washington Heights, the area which would become Adams Morgan.
Madam's Organ by Day
If Walls Could Talk: Madam's Organ
Today, 2461 18th St. NW is one of the more popular late-night destinations in the rowdy Adams Morgan neighborhood. Far from it's days as a store where you could buy a crib.
1903 map of Kalorama and Washington Heights
A Look Back at Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and Kalorama in 1903
Explore what Washington Heights (Adams Morgan) and Kalorama looked like in 1903 with this map of the area just north of Boundary Street (Florida Avenue).
Washington Heights real estate advertisement in 1904
Old Real Estate Ads: Washington Heights in 1904 and the Creation of FIFA
Take a look at an old real estate advertisement from Washington Heights in 1904 and learn about the creation of FIFA one week earlier. Today, Washington Heights is known as Adams Morgan.

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