If you work or study at an institution that has a ProQuest subscription try this to discover information about your home.
Search the historic newspapers and limit it to the Washington Post. Then search your address in quotes, leaving off the NW or NE or whathave you. If your street address has changed names, it happens, use those too. If you are on a numbered street switch up searches with it spelled out, such as 'first' or 'third'. Also for third street, try '3d' and 2d for Kirby. You can try using your "square #" and maybe lot for searching real estate transactions, though the problem with that is lot numbers do change, a lot.
Prepare yourself for finding unpleasantries, embarrassments, and things that at the time were horribly serious that we can look back and laugh at. I found some dull things associated with my house, classified ads for occupants looking for domestic work. I found a small fire had occurred where the occupant badly burned her hands and another occupant at another time was badly beaten over on 7th Street.