Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952.

3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement - 1952 (Washington Post)
3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement – 1952 (Washington Post)

According to Zillow, this home is now valued at $319,800. And this is really cool … check out the Google Street View of the home today.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Ayanna

    Tom, I would guess the Zillow value is lower than the actual worth but that is a good one. Sure wish I could find one of those $32,000 homes now!

  • Sheila

    Actually for that time period, and that area, that was a very high price for that home.