1960s Advertisement for 1850 Columbia Pike

Here’s an old Mad Men-era advertisement for apartments in Arlington. The building still exists, and the rent is substantially higher than what’s listed below in the 1960s ad. Click on the ad for a larger version.

1850 Columbia Pike, Arlington
1850 Columbia Pike, Arlington

Here’s the Google Street View of the building today, now called The Wellington.

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