Washington Heights is full of history and full of architectural significance. Noted as having one of the most eclectic collections of historic buildings in the area, the neighborhood’s architecture tells the story of development from its beginnings through today.
It’s now on the National Register of Historic Places. The triangular-shaped neighborhood of Washington Heights sits right in the middle of Adams Morgan and was first platted in the late 1800s.
Originally developed as a streetcar suburb on the outskirts of town, Washington Heights eventually grew into an urban neighborhood with a bustling commercial corridor. The area proved popular because homes in the neighborhood were within walking distance of a horse-drawn streetcar.