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1921 Map of Petworth

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Recognize any places in this map of Petworth? It’s from 1921 and shows a bit of development from the 1907 map that we posted a while back. Make sure you click on it for a detailed version. Source: Library of …

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Randolph Street Homes in 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "551-53-55 Randolph St. N.W." We'll take the one next to the castle. National Photo Company glass negative.

Another great photo from Shorpy … this time showing three homes on Randolph St. NW. Source: Shorpy And, the best part is that the three homes still stand today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,331.99,,0,1.98&layer=c&panoid=zBoRbRnOkwExyPniBxPf6w&cbll=38.938791,-77.020762&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.90653,-76.979828&spn=0.341434,0.627594&t=m&z=11&source=embed&output=svembed]

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Petworth is Like Omaha

Sanborn fire insurance map circa 1903

Petworth was not always full of hipsters that resemble Officer Sprinkle (J.L. Sprinkle was such a badass, he was a hipster before being a hipster was even invented). At one time it was rural … yes, rural. Two primary country estates …

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