Here’s a shot by Carl Mydans from 1935. We found it on the Library of Congress’ site, but we’re not sure where this is on Mass Ave. Any ideas? Go to lunch, show your friends, debate it and post your thoughts in the comments below. Are these homes still there?

Section of Massachusetts Avenue showing block of shabby houses with outside toilets and water supply
Section of Massachusetts Avenue showing block of shabby houses with outside toilets and water supply
 

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Lincoln Park real estate advertisement (Washington Times)

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Real estate ads are one of our favorite things to post. Here is a great one from Saturday, December 13th, 1919. Pull together $7,300 and