The intersection of 18th and Monroe Streets in 1928 was a bustling area with a major gas station and loads of food stores.
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When the US Army built a ring of earthen forts around the city at the start of the Civil War, it upended the lives of many landowners. Florist Henry Douglass was one of them.
A panoramic photograph of the Brookland neighborhood from 1910 reveals a number of fascinating details.
After the Civil War, the fortifications ringing the city had no further purpose and most were soon built over. Fort Bunker Hill had a different future.
An 1861 photograph from the Civil War supposedly showed a view of Fort Slocum. Research shows it actually depicts Fort Bunker Hill.
The story of the National Training School for Boys, and one troubled resident who would become famous. His name was Charles Manson.
A colonial-era house used to stand at the southern end of Brookland. It has a fascinating history.
The story of Greenvale and William Hickey, who owned the land that would become the National Arboretum.
Crossing the Metropolitan Branch railroad tracks was important to the development of the neighborhood. The Monroe Street Bridge was the first.
The history of cemeteries in Washington DC, focusing on those near to Brookland.