We’re getting back into old ads and classifieds and came across this gem from the Sunday Star from April 14th, 1907. We’re looking at a real estate ad for new row houses built at 17th and Euclid Streets, NW by W.B. Holtzclaw.
These are beautiful old homes designed at the turn of the 20th century. Even more notable is that the architect back in 1907 was a woman, Mary May. These are notable row houses which still stand today at 17th and Euclid St. in today’s Adams Morgan (we used to call it Washington Heights). Below is what they look like in Google Street View.
Here are a few other ads we found for the same properties in different newspapers. Below is one from the Washington Herald in October, 1907.
And we went digging from information on Mary May. Unfortunately, there really wasn’t much to find, but we did find this mention of her in the newspaper being awarded a permit for development in 1907. Likely the homes mentioned above.