Crossing the Metropolitan Branch railroad tracks was important to the development of the neighborhood. The Monroe Street Bridge was the first.
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.
The history of cemeteries in Washington DC, focusing on those near to Brookland.
James and Jesse Sherwood were developers as well as residents of the growing neighborhood of Brookland. Their story encapsulates the early history of the neighborhood.
A looks at the artist Edward Hewitt Nye, who lived on Taylor Street.
The story of Brookland Hardware, from it’s opening in 1924 to its close in 2015.
Two extraordinary women of color lived at 1256 Kearny Street during the 1920s and 30s. This is their story.
Arthur Kinnan was an early Brookland resident and a major player in the neighborhood. His daughter Marjorie was raised here, and would grow to become an acclaimed writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
A 1908 cartoon in the Evening Star focuses on some of the luminaries of Brookland.
There were many tools the establishment used to keep people of color out of particular neighborhoods. Racially-restrictive housing covenants was one of the most powerful.