To See Fairlawn Means a Lot

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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.

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Fairlawn is also where Anacostia High School is located.

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