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1932 Washington Post apartment listings

Here's an old page from The Washington Post on Sunday, July 3rd, 1932 showing the apartment listings for that weekend. Click on it for a larger...
View of the south and east elevations of a tavern, historically known as Tunnicliff's Tavern, at Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street SE.

This is such a cool old photo of Tunnicliff's Tavern, taken in 1929. No, not this Tunnicliff's ... a much older one. Clearly the...
View of commercial building on the northeast corner of B Street (later Constitution Avenue) and 7th Street NW. An automobile in the foreground has an Esso advertising cover on its spare tire that reads, "ESSO THE GIANT POWER FUEL." - February 1st, 1931

Back in 1931, Constitution Avenue was called B Street. Read about why it was named Constitution Ave. and when. Source: Dig DC
View of Constitution Avenue NW looking towards Center Market, which occupied the northeast corner of 9th Street NW. Many produce stalls are visible on the northwest corner of that intersection and horse-drawn vehicles are on the cobblestone street.

This is a cool old photo of Center Market. Source: Dig DC
The 1962 Congressional Baseball Game at D.C. (later RFK) Stadium. Phil on the left, Speaker John McCormick is throwing out the first ball and Minority Leader Charlie Halleck is standing to the Speaker’s left. In the background, you can see Senators’ Manager Mickey Vernon

Every once in a while, I get an email from someone who has an amazing attachment to the historic fabric of Washington. Not too...
View looking west on New York Avenue NW from 13th Street and taking in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and the commercial buildings on H Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets. The time on the church steeple clock is 10:55 a.m.

This photo was taken precisely at 10:55 a.m. that day, according to the clock in the photo. Click on it for a larger, more...