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Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.

Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street

If you live in Alexandria or have been there, you have undoubtedly been by this house. This is the Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House on North Washington St, sometime in the 1930s. Check out the house today. Looks exactly the same. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=220+North+Washington+Street,+Alexandria,+VA&layer=c&sll=38.807231,-77.046700&cbp=13,296.84,,0,0.74&cbll=38.807071,-77.046567&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=220+N+Washington+St,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&ll=38.807231,-77.0467&spn=0.008009,0.013604&t=m&z=14&panoid=bJ_ugY23Qvgxt-clN44DVQ&source=embed&output=svembed]

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The Poor Kids of Georgetown

I know it’s probably hard to imagine, but Georgetown wasn’t always the bastion of Washington’s wealthy. Back in the 1930s many working class and even poor families lived in the neighborhoods now mostly occupied by lawyers, politicians and rich diplomats. …

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