Old Ads & Classifieds

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

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 in the 1960s ad. Click on the ad for a larger version....
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 a cool old post-war advertisement for that new housing development being built...
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
Evening Star homes for rent - August 4th, 1904

List of Homes For Rent in August 1904

Check out this great old advertisement from the Evening Star. Homes for as little as $9.30 per month! This ad was printed on August 4th, 1904.
February 27th, 1857

Wanted: a Sober Man, Without Family

Know any sober gardeners in the area? If so, in 1857, the could have earned $200 per year, with room and board. Good Hope Hill is an area in, what is today, Anacostia. It was later...
May 1st, 1760

1,000 Acres to Lease in Fairfax County (1760)

How cool is this? It’s a really, really old advertisement from the Maryland Gazette in Annapolis, printed on May 1st, 1760. It’s an ad for a large tract of land for rent in Fairfax, about 40...

Buick Motor Company in Washington DC

This Buick Motor Company ad from the October 4, 1913 edition of the Washington Times was too good not to post! The Buick Motor Company was located at 1028 Connecticut Ave, NW. It reads: How are you...
Acme Markets at 1426 Park Rd.

Acme Markets at 1426 Park Road

Legs of Lamb for 20 cents a pound? Bread at 7 cents a loaf? Those were the good old days. Here’s a really old advertisement that we dug up from December 1st, 1939 for Acme Markets...
North Cleveland Park homes for sale

North Cleveland Park Homes for Sale in 1927

Check out this great old advertisement from 1927. It shows a row of homes on the northwest corner of 38th and Veazey Streets. Pretty cool.
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