Washington Heights Home for Sale; $8,500 in 1904

Imagine living blocks from Adams Morgan’s 18th Street, owning a home that cost just $8,500. If you were around in 1904, a home on Mintwood Place could have been yours. Even taking into consideration inflation, you’d still have a deal. $8,500 converted to today’s dollars would be almost $214,000. Zillow lists the last sale price of the home at 1831 Mintwood Place, NW at $880,000 – today Zillow estimates it is worth more than $1.2 million.

Washington Heights Home for Sale
Washington Heights Home for Sale

Check out what the home looks like today on Google Street View. It is a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house, and Zillow estimates it would cost about #3,700 in rent. Yep, that’s just under half of it’s total cost in 1904.

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Source: Library of Congress

 

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