Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Washington, D.C. newspapers.

advertisement for homes in 1907

Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Advertisement from 1907

This is so cool! Check out this advertisement for homes in Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant. This was printed on December 7th, 1907 in...
Mt. Pleasant advertisement in 1915

Mt. Pleasant, a City In Itself

Check out this cool series of advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915.
The Palais Royal Lingerie 1907

Lovely Lingerie Advertisement from 1908

Here's some sexy lingerie for you, circa 1907. This was printed in The The Evening Star on January 5th, 1908.
National Cathedral School advertisement

Ad for National Cathedral School for Girls

Check out this cool ad for NCS back in 1909. School opened pretty late back then, huh?
The Explorer Restaurant advertisement

The Explorer Restaurant in Rockville

Anybody remember this place? This is an old ad that we dug up from The Washington Post in 1967. Three bucks for dinner!
Naylor Gardens advertisement

Housing for Uncle Sam’s War Workers

Here's a cool old advertisement from World War II. It's for Naylor Gardens, McLean Gardens, and Seminary Heights. At the time, these were large...
Capitol Park Townhouses advertisement

50 Years Ago Today: Capitol Park Townhouses Advertisement

This is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963 -- exactly 50 years ago today. It's so sad that developers...

Cost of Buying a House in the District, 25 Years Ago...

Look at this old classified advertisement from The Washington Post from exactly 25 years ago. This was printed on Friday, October 21st, 1988 and if you...
1981 apartment listings

Glover Park, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont Apartment Listings (1981)

Check out this old classified page from The Washington Post. It's from 1981 and checking out the prices will make you nauseous. See any addresses...

Every Home is Distinctive in Woodley Park

Here's a great old advertisement for Woodley Park in 1928. We found this one in The Washington Post, and it's advertising some Wardman homes.
dairy farm advertisement in 1950

Identify This Fairfax Dairy Farm From 1950

Check out this advertisement from 1950. This was printed in The Washington Post. Does anyone recognize this home? UPDATE: We quickly received a Tweet from @daddylive9...
Glover Park advertisement

Glover Park Homes: $8,950 Upward

Check out this great old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on October 9th, 1927. Those were the good old days. Some have Frigidaire!

2101 Connecticut Advertisement in 1928

This is one of the most beautiful and ornate apartment buildings in all of Washington. It still sits at 2101 Connecticut Ave. NW, between...

Petworth Homes Sunday. Price and Location Unequaled!

Want to buy a home in Petworth for $8,950? You could have if you were reading The Washington Post on October 9th, 1927. Here's an...
Hollin Hall in 1938

Hollin Hall in 1938

Here's a cool ad for Hollin Hall, the plantation on Little Hunting Creek (read about it here). Hollin...
May 1st, 1760

Runaway Scottish Indentured Servant

Check out this extremely old notice in the Maryland Gazette, published in Annapolis on May 1st, 1760. Evidently, an indentured servant from Scotland named William...
1921 Ford advertisement

1921 Ford Advertisement and Local Dealerships

Source: Library of Congress Here's a cool old advertisement that we dug up at the Library of Congress.
3033 Ordway St. NW

First Time Offered: 3033 Ordway Street NW at $32,500

Sigh. How does looking at this advertisement make you feel? This was printed on Leap Day, February 29th, 1948. Source: Washington Post
1850 Columbia Pike, Arlington

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...
Hollin Hall advertisement - February 29th, 1948

Hollin Hall Advertisement (1948)

I was grabbing a beer with a buddy this evening and we were talking about Hollin Hall, the mid-century modern neighborhood near Alexandria. Here's...
Georgetown University 1918 Advertisement

Georgetown University Advertisement in 1918

Check this out. We dug this up in the Washington Times, printed on September 5th, 1918. Source: Library of Congress