A Chevy Chase Home for $500 Down

Do you live in Chevy Chase? Was your down payment $500? I think it’s safe to say that’s off by a factor of around 200. Either you find this extremely amusing or slightly depressing. That amount of money in 1911 is probably worth $20,000 today. That also probably makes you a little depressed. Chevy Chase ain’t cheap.

Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc. advertisement - April 9th, 1911 (Washington Herald)
Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc. advertisement – April 9th, 1911 (Washington Herald)

 

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Old Center Market in 1921

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