1906 Advertisement for The Cairo

The Cairo is one of the gems of D.C. and is an amazing building to see if you haven’t had the chance to visit it. Below is a cool ad we found for the building in 1906.

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The Cairo in 1906
The Cairo in 1906

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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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  • JustMy2Cents

    If the description off of the DC property database is to be believed, the building was built in 1895. Odd that a ten year old building required extensive renovation, perhaps Mr Catto is exaggerating a bit, perhaps there was a fire….

    Any ideas what was done with the ballroom and other large common rooms – building is now a condo.

  • Fabrisse

    I wish my apartment building had a Billiard Room and Cozy Buffet.