Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952.

3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement - 1952 (Washington Post)
3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement – 1952 (Washington Post)

According to Zillow, this home is now valued at $319,800. And this is really cool … check out the Google Street View of the home today.

 

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1908 Washington Senators

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