Dupont Circle Apartment for $45 Monthly Payment

How would you like to live right off of Dupont Circle for $45 per month? Not a bad deal. This advertisement from Sunday, August 15th, 1920 gives you that option. Oh, before you go, make sure you read this crazy story about how this building initially collapsed during construction.

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advertisement for The Toronto - 1920
advertisement for The Toronto – 1920

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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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  • B

    I’m more impressed by the notion of a 7 room and 2 bath apartment. I assume that 2 of those rooms are a kitchen and a living room but that’s still a monster.

  • del2124

    Is that “restaurant that accommodates eighty persons” where Second Story Books is today?