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Capitol Hill Real Estate, 1909

Posted in Capitol Hill, Real Estate with tags , , , on August 1, 2009 by Kent

Kennedy & Davis N. Carolina

Farragut Square Plan ca. 1886

Posted in Farragut Square with tags , on July 30, 2009 by Kent

Farragut Square ca. 1886The basic plan of Farragut Square has been stable over the years. The only real changes that have occurred have been in lighting and foliage.

Below is the list of what was planted in the square in 1886.
Farragut Square flora
Another interesting image is this one from the first quarter of the 20th century showing the style of the gas lamps that once graced the park.
Farragut Square ca. 1910

Pennsylvania Avenue ca. 1910

Posted in Penn Quarter with tags , , on July 30, 2009 by Kent

Pennsylvania Avenue ca. 1910This view of Pennsylvania is from 12th Street and is looking toward the northwest.

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

This Date in History

Posted in July with tags , on July 28, 2009 by Kent

July 28, 1909: The Washington Post reported that Members of Congress from all parts of the Union were taking much interest in a proposal to return to the District of Columbia the 30 square miles of territory, originally part of the District, which were given back to the State of Virginia by Congress in 1846.

This Date in History

Posted in July, Park View with tags , , on July 27, 2009 by Kent

July 31, 1905: John Cammack, of 3553 Brightwood avenue, reported $1,650 missing, a loss that puzzled the police. Mr. Cammack insisted that the money was stolen from his pockets, but the police were of the opinion the money was lost. Mr. Cammack had gone to the Riggs Bank about noon and drawn out $2,270 prior to the loss (Brightwood avenue would later be renamed Georgia avenue, the the Cammack estate eventually became the northern third of Park View)

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.