1914 Directory of Apartments and Rent

Now this is cool. And, it’s probably something that makes you a little nauseous, paying that ridiculous $2,300 in rent today. Check out the handy Washington Times pocket directory of apartments from 1914. Some of the buildings are still around (most notably, The Cairo), so you can do your rent comparisons.

Washington Times pocket directory of apartments - 1914
Washington Times pocket directory of apartments – 1914
 

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1800 Plan of Washington and Capitol Hill Lots

Plan of part of the city of Washington : on which is shewn the squares, lots, &c., divided between William Prout Esq'r and the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, agreeably to the deed of trust / laid down from a scale of 200 feet pr. inch by N. King, 1800.

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Pie Eating Bathing Beauties

Oh, it’s been too long since we posted some bathing beauties. Well, today we post pie-eating bathing beauties.

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Working under commissioners that President Washington had appointed in 1790 in accordance with the Residence Act, Major Andrew Ellicott led a team that placed these markers in 1791 and 1792.

Taken by Sidney Duff in Washington, DC. Union Station was completed in October 1908. Here, only one of the six statues have been installed over the entrance. Another photo from the set shows the Tidal Basin frozen over, causing me to guess that this is January 1908.

Union Station Under Construction

This is a terrific photo that we dug up on Flickr. It shows Union Station under construction in the early 1900s. We also cross-posted this