Brookland once had a bowling alley with 28 lanes. The Brookland Recreation Center may not have survived, but at least the Art Deco building did.
Category: HISTORIC PLACES
Turning an industrial site into a public park in the early 1900s.
With a new reservoir in place, it was time to build a filtration plant to clean the water. It would be the largest ever constructed.
The story of the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery, started after the first battle of Bull Run in July, 1861.
The story of Archie Edwards and his barbershop on Bunker Hill Road. It became a magnet for blues players from all over.
More history on the construction and design of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The history of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The cornerstone was laid in 1920.
The story of the Brooks Mansion, built by Colonel Jehiel Brooks from 1838-1840. He lived there until his death in 1886.