To See Fairlawn Means a Lot

Fairlawn real estate advertisement from the Washington Herald - July 22nd, 1911
Fairlawn real estate advertisement from the Washington Herald – July 22nd, 1911

This is an advertisement for new development and real estate across the Eastern Branch, near Anacostia. Click on the ad for a closer look at what is a harsh window into a very different (and blatantly racist) time in Washington. Reading these anachronistic advertisements over 100 years later still makes you cringe at the way things were back then.

Fairlawn is also where Anacostia High School is located.

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