Here’s a cool ad from The Evening Star. This was published in their Friday, May 4th, 1906 edition. The house at 1708 Q St. NW was for sale, and it could be acquired for the sum of $13,000. What a deal! … considering the fact that Zillow places this home north of $1.4 million. Do you know who lives in that house? Send this along to them. I’m sure they’ll get a kick out of the fact that their home once cost slightly more than their current annual property tax.

1708 Q St. NW
1708 Q St. NW
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Source: Library of Congress

 

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.
  • wwb_99

    I think it has been converted to offices — I recall it was some society and I think it is a Cldwell Banker or something now.

    Those corner houses are amazing but somewhat hamstrung value-wise as there is no parking.

  • Sue Morin

    My grandmother lived here in 1916, at the beginning of her freshman year at Columbian College (GWU). Neat posting. Thank you.