From Bloomingdale resident Patrick Hudak:
In order to uncover the history of our neighborhood, I`ve been searching through old DC newspapers using the following site set up by the Library of Congress. It`s called Chronicling America.
I just found a very interesting real estate advertisement (attached) from 1912 on the unit block of W -- Honestly Built Homes. If any of you live on that block or are interested in Bloomingdale history, you may enjoy seeing this.
On a quasi related note, I`ve also discovered that the Sylvan Theater was built as the American Theater and used to host vaudeville acts.