Tag Archives: 1930s

Why Is It Named Greenbelt?

Greenbelt as seen from the air during construction (Library of Congress)

The area we now know as Greenbelt, Maryland, started in 1937 as a public cooperative community during the New Deal. Interestingly, it was one of three affordable, “green” towns planned a few years earlier by Rexford Guy Tudwell, who was …

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For Sale: Colonial Cottage in Barnaby Woods – $12,500

6431 Barnaby St. NW

Wow. You can barely renovate a bathroom for this amount of money today. Below is an advertisement for 6431 Barnaby St. NW on June 2nd, 1935. Here is the Google Street View of the same property today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.974557,-77.063684&spn=0.049244,0.036736&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=38.974502,-77.063791&panoid=b9_AA6GCTS0VaG6TP5Xv1g&cbp=13,142.1,,0,-8.62&source=embed&output=svembed]

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