Vacant Homes on Veazey Looted

Here’s a slightly humorous, and probably not uncommon today, article from the Washington Post, printed on May 13th, 1927.

Plumbing fixtures, valued at $1,150, were stolen during the last two weeks from vacant houses at 3641, 3643, 3645, 3647, 3649 and 3651 Veazey street northwest. The robbery was reported to Fourteenth precinct police yesterday by T. L. Cox, an agent for the B. F. Saul real estate firm, 925 Fifteenth street northwest. The stolen articles ranged from fancy spigots to porcelain kitchen sinks.

1927 ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures
1927 ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures

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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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