Brookland is a neighborhood in northeast Washington, D.C. The land was occupied by Native American Indians until claimed by the English in 1632. During most of the 19th century, the Brookland area was farmland. Railroads later connected the area to downtown. In 1840 a Greek Revival mansion was built by Jehiel Brooks, known as Brooks Mansion, and today it houses offices and production facilities for the Public Access Corporation of the District of Columbia. After the Civil War change came with the expansion of the federal government and the population began to increase. The former Brooks estate became the housing tract called Brookland. Continue growth continued throughout the 1870s as the neighborhood developed, promoting itself as middle-class homes with a small town feel. Many of the Victorian homes built still remain.
Homebuyers considering Brookland will find that historical Brookland is home to the Catholic University of America. The university was built in 1887, and the community has since become known as Little Rome for its church, chapel and monastery area. The university sits on 193-acres full of trees, Romanesque stone buildings and a central lawn used for a variety of outdoor activities. Across from the lawn is the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America. Here there are guided, or self-guided, tours of the huge building. Also available for touring is the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land of American, founded in 1899. The Byzantine-style Church of Mount Saint Sepulchre is surrounded by a garden and cloisters. Tours by monks include seeing many religious artifacts and relics.
Homebuyers will find the neighborhood also has many tree-lined streets that feature older homes, retro storefronts, and galleries and performance spaces in its central arts zone. Additional performances can be found at Dance Place. Here there are over 100 performances of contemporary choreography. You'll also find many dining spots available.
As a mix of historical and contemporary, Brookland has a lot to offer those who are considering purchasing a home. You will find restored Victorian homes, classic bungalows, and renovated buildings that are condos or townhomes in Brookland. If you would like additional information regarding homes for sale in Brookland, Washington, D.C., please allow us to assist you. Contact us today.