Rundown House Available for Rent

The caption on this photo states that the home was for rent. It’s unclear where this building is, but it looks like a pretty crappy place to live. I’m also pretty sure this building no longer exists.

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One of few available houses for rent. Washington, D.C. One of the few available houses for rent under the crowded conditions. A study of the structure, however, will explain why there is no one now living in it
One of few available houses for rent. Washington, D.C. One of the few available houses for rent under the crowded conditions. A study of the structure, however, will explain why there is no one now living in it

This photograph was taken by Carl Mydans in 1935 and I dug it up at the Library of Congress.

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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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