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From the inaugural issue (June, 1928) of the Hillcrest Bulletin, an annual publication of the Hillcrest Citizens' Association. Thank you, former Hillcrest residents Sue and Eddie Reid, for donating this copy.

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Our Firehouse
Engine Co. 19, 2813 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
circa 1915
Read history of firehouse.

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Photos of Anacostia

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17th & Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, circa 1910
looking east of the Anacostia River
(currently called John Philip Sousa Bridge)


Photo is from the collection of Mildred Keen, long-time resident of the area who currently lives in Naylor Gardens. In the photo are Elsie and Max Weber, her aunt and uncle.

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Randle Highlands house in 1938, and students of class of 1953 in from of Randle Highlands Elementary School

Many thanks to Ron Dunnington of Randle Highlands class of 53 and Anacostia High School class of 59 for providing these photos.

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Pennsylvania Ave and Minnesota Ave SE, Washington DC, 1945

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2106 34th St SE, built around 1938. These photos show the house being painted and porch and other final touches being built.

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2800 block of Hillcrest Dr., SE. 1949 and 2008


See photos from the 1970's and later.
This is the beginning of a Hillcrest history page.    More will be added as residents explore their attics for photos, brochures, and written materials.  If you have materials on the history of Hillcrest and surrounding neighborhoods that you would like to share with your neighbors, please contact Jim Beyers or Kathy Chamberlain.  Check this page frequently!