Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

A resident of the District since 1986, Brian Kraft has been researching the history of Washington DC since 1997. He writes and speaks about the city's history, leads tours, and makes maps. He wrote the Heritage Trail signs for Columbia Heights and contributed to the book, Washington at Home. He has been interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi and written about by John Kelly in the Post. Brian lives in a 1933 brick rowhouse in Petworth, the same neighborhood his great-grandfather called home.

Back in the Day: Flagler Pl NW & W St NW in Bloomingdale

Our recent listing at 2205 Flagler Pl NW is already under contract, but we still wanted to share the rich history of part of this block.  Step back in time over a hundred years ago to read about a woman … Continue reading

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A History: The Providence at 70 Rhode Island Ave NW

We currently have a listing at 70 Rhode Island Ave NW, Unit 304, in the building known as “The Providence.  The unit went under contract in less than a week, but we thought the history was very interesting and wanted … Continue reading

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Does every Wardman built house really have a porch?

It has become so common to see houses with porches in the District of Columbia referred to as “Wardman style” that we thought we might shake things up a bit.  Our new listing is one of several homes that Harry … Continue reading

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