A look at the houses built before Brookland was first subdivided in 1887 that still stand.
Category: LOCAL LORE
One of the original landowners of Washington DC was buried here in the early days of the city. The grave led to a feud between Colonel Brooks and a well-known politician.
A looks at the artist Edward Hewitt Nye, who lived on Taylor Street.
A 1908 cartoon in the Evening Star focuses on some of the luminaries of Brookland.
Football was big at the Catholic University of America back in the 1930s, with some well-known names attached to the program.
Sculptor Clark Mills opened a foundry nearby back in the 1840s. He produced many great statues with the help of an enslaved artisan named Philip Reid, including the statue of Freedom atop the Capitol building.
The Michigan Avenue Bridge, also known as the Charles Drew Bridge, was built in 1937. It was called the Michigan Avenue Viaduct then and its opening celebration was marred by a major storm.
The worst rail disaster in Washington history occurred just north of Brookland in 1906.