Here’s a page from the real estate section of the Sunday Washington Times on June 7, 1908. Chevy Chase is described as "the suburb beautiful, located at the highest point on Connecticut Avenue."
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Ghosts of DC blog uncovered a stunning black-and-white photo from 1924 of the interior of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
The Ghosts of DC blog dug up a beautiful Chevy Chase map (complete with little illustrations of some of Chevy Chase's homes) from 1890.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The "Ghosts of DC" have struck again! This time, they dug up some interesting information about what cash payments on houses used to be in Chevy Chase.
Can you imagine shelling out a cash payment of only $500 to buy a home in Chevy Chase? How long ago do you think that was happening? The ever-fascinating Ghosts of DC blog recently dug up an old advertisement for new houses being built in Chevy Chase—for a cash payment of only $500 each—just over 101 years ago. The advertisement states that: Charming homes are being built in Washington's most delightful suburb on a cash payment of only $500. They are being built at Chevy Chase Heights, which means that they posses every convenience, the very best of car service, surroundings and environments that are unquestionably the best: in short, they are all that can be desired in the way of a home. Ghosts of DC added that $500 in 1911 "is probably …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The traffic disasters on Rockville Pike and I-270 were enough to make you wish for an ATM that dispenses cupcakes.
If you weren't caught in massive backups on Rockville Pike or I-270 last week, consider yourself lucky. If you were –– heads up –– Montgomery County planners would like to change your usual view of the ubiquitous strip malls on your commute. It started Wednesday during rush hour when a fire at Marlo Furniture closed the Pike at Wootton Parkway and forced traffic into downtown. Flames were seen shooting through the roof of the giant box full of kindling in the form of mass-produced home furnishings. Then Thursday, a truck hauling thousands of gallons of Budweiser rolled over and hit a guardrail near the Old Hundred Road exit on I-270. Crews spent nearly seven hours cleaning things up, perhaps while crying over spilt beer. Where would …
Monday, July 23, 2012
"Ghosts of DC" tells the story of a wild party in Chevy Chase...in 1929.
Chevy Chase Village is known as a quiet place, with peaceful, tree-lined streets and a conscientious police department. And, that's been the case for a long time...more or less. The Ghosts of DC blog recently dug up a Washington Post story from 1929 about local police busting up a "whoopee" party at 26 Grafton St. The party was so loud that neighbors called the police, and the offenders were hauled into the police station, Ghosts of DC reported. As reported by The Washington Post on July 13, 1929: Twenty-nine members of the younger set early yesterday morning were taken to the Bethesda substation of the Montgomery County Police when a “whoopee” party at the home of Maj. R. T. Morris, 26 Grafton street, Chevy Chase, Md., became too …