Petworth

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. Sour...

Look at this old classified advertisement from The Washington Post from exactly 25 years ago. This was printed on Friday, October 21st, 1988 and if you were the one who purchased one of these homes, y...

Want to buy a home in Petworth for $8,950? You could have if you were reading The Washington Post on October 9th, 1927. Here's an advertisement that proves it.

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.

These are old, but not really that old. They are from 1993 (but I still find it hard to believe that 1993 was 20 years ago!). You can find a few more of them at the Library of C...

Petworth in 1907

Calling all hipsters! Do you know why it's called Petworth? We'll go out on a limb and guess that most of you do not (because we didn't until we dug up a little history). Back in the day (i.e.,...

map of Grant Circle in 1916

This is a set of maps from 1916, showing a very different, and sparsely developed Petworth.  

Takoma 4 - Petworth 3 - Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900

The good old days of Washington amateur baseball. There were hundreds, if not thousands of articles mentioning match-ups between different neighborhoods. This one from July 23rd, 1900 was especially e...

L.G. Schroder real estate advertisement - August 10th, 1919 (Washington Post)

Take a look at this real estate investment ad from 1919. Only $6,300 for a home in Petworth! $30,000 for a home at 14th and Euclid? That's a lot of money back then ... I'm sure it was a pretty sweet h...

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, ...

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