Trinidad, once land owned by James Barry who had lived on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, was owned by Columbian University (later renamed George Washington University) for a time before changing hands and becoming the property of the Washington Brick Machine Company. Parcels of land began to be sold off as residential communities and the streets of Trinidad became a quiet neighborhood shaded by leafy trees.
It has quickly become a sought-after neighborhood for buyers looking to take advantage of the close proximity to the burgeoning arts and entertainment district the H Street Corridor has become. The landscape of the neighborhood continues to change as more developers and handy consumers leave a modern mark on the neighborhood. The neighborhood’s history is a dynamic one and has resulted in a unique collection of homes, as gut-renovations and condo conversions stand in contrast next to century-old colonials.