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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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  • ET

    I love these old advertisements with the address and the house because I love to go on Google streetview and see if it is still there. I saw one on Lawrence at 9th that was close but not exact – it looked like it might have been built at the same time by the same builder. I suppose it could have been modified but it would have been a fairly complete modification. There is a direct neighbor but it is hiding behind trees so I can ‘t see it.