Children Playing in Defrees Alley, Northeast

Here’s a fascinating photograph of living conditions that no longer exist in Washington. This is Defrees Alley in Northeast. It was located between I, K, North Capitol and First St.

Children playing in the Defrees Alley, NE Washington, D.C.; Near Capitol Building; One basement room rents for $9.00 a month, two rooms upstairs for $ 16.00, one bath and cold water in the hall for entire building.. Wolcott, Marion Post -- Photographer
Children playing in the Defrees Alley, NE Washington, D.C.; Near Capitol Building; One basement room rents for $9.00 a month, two rooms upstairs for $ 16.00, one bath and cold water in the hall for entire building.. Wolcott, Marion Post — Photographer

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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.