Go Modern: Incomparable Split-Level Rambler in Bethesda

I want to be fair and equitable to the Bethesdan GoDCers and make sure they get some of the history spotlight. We posted an ad for real estate in Vienna the other day and here is one for a home in Bethesda around the same time. Actually, it was in the same paper on the same day. A lot of these are being knocked down for McMansions today, but the vast majority of the area still consists of homes like this.

Bethesda real estate advertisement - May 18th, 1957 (Washington Post)
Bethesda real estate advertisement – May 18th, 1957 (Washington Post)

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Buy a Home in 1925 Silver Spring

What did homes look like in 1920s Silver Spring? This advertisement promotes "growth now has brought modern, rapid transportation."

View of Georgetown D.C. / lith. and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.

View of Georgetown in 1855

This lovely painting shows Georgetown in the distance as it looked in 1855. Source: Library of Congress

General view of the city from the south toward the Treasury Building and the White House. Cows are grazing near Tiber Creek.

When Cows Grazed by the White House

This is so amazing. The National Archives has a ton of incredible photographs that we dug through this past weekend. Check this out. You can