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Proper Home Electrification in 1924

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This is a cool old advertisement from the Evening Star from 1924. The Wardman Construction Company was headed by Harry Wardman, prolific real estate developer in Washington back in the early part of the 20th century.

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Evening star. November 08, 1924. Source: Library of Congress

Today’s Redfin listing for the home has it valued at about $1.6 million, up from around $15,000 nearly a century ago. Take a look at the house as it looks today from the listing.

Source: Redfin

Also, here’s what it looks like on Google Street View.

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The Lighting Educational Committee was a group based in New York City at 680 Fifth Avenue, dedicated to educating the public as to the benefits of electrical lighting in the home and the modern benefits of electricity.

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