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This Date in History

Posted in Culture and History, Development, Grant Circle, July, Petworth with tags , , on July 29, 2009 by Kent

July 29, 1922: According to an announcement made by the office of D. J. Dunigan, three groups of houses at Grant Circle on Varnum and Fourth streets had been completed. The homes were of brick construction, contained six and eight rooms, and had all the newest conveniences. The moderately priced homes were on deep lots, with some even having large brick garages in the rear.

Mr. Dunigan also stated that approximately 200 dwellings would be erected in this addition to Petworth. The tract covered six city blosck, with fifteen frontages. The boundaries of the development were Rock Creek Church Road to the east, Webster Street on the north, Grant Circle on the west, and Upshur Street to the south. Southwest corner of Varnum and 4th Streets


Who Knew Hecht and Company Once Sold Canned Goods?

Posted in Culture and History with tags on July 28, 2009 by Kent

I, for one, wasn’t expecting to find an old advertisement for canned goods from Hecht & Company. I don’t know which I like more … the prices, or that the word Telephone has been shortened to ‘Phone.Hecht & Company Canned Goods, 1910

Monroe School Library

Posted in Culture and History, Park View, Schools with tags , , on July 27, 2009 by Kent

Before there was the Bruce-Monroe school, there was a Bruce and Monroe school. Here is an image from the library of the Monroe school from a photograph by Addison N. Scurlock.

(Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)

Capitol Hill Real Estate, 1907

Posted in Capitol Hill, Culture and History, Real Estate with tags , , on July 25, 2009 by Kent

638-40-42 South Carolina Ave.

Sunday Relaxation During Simpler Times

Posted in Culture and History, Ships with tags , on July 24, 2009 by Kent

River QueenFrom the June 29, 1901, Colored American.

Woodley Park Real Estate, 1910

Posted in Culture and History, Real Estate, Woodley Park with tags , , on July 18, 2009 by Kent

Woodley Park Homes

Heurich’s Beers

Posted in Culture and History on July 17, 2009 by Kent

I may be looking to the past with this ad, but I’m certainly thinkig of the future.
Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.
From the August 27, 1907, Washington Times