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Archive for October 8th, 2017

A Short History of the Bloomingdale Section in the District of Columbia

By Bertha Holliday* In the early-1800’s, Bloomingdale — then located in Washington County — was bucolic and rural, defined primarily by its estates and farmland. But in 1888, Congress passed legislation requiring the extension of the city’s street grid to its growing county suburbs in order to simplify the extension of utilities to those areas. […]