boarding houses

Photos of 1940s Boarding House Living

With the ridiculous rise in cost of living here in DC, maybe we should go back to the time of boarding houses. We came across some great photos of boarding house living in Washington during World...

Young Mother’s Mysterious Death; Was She Poisoned?

Here’s an interesting story that we dug up in The Washington Post from August 21st, 1885. A few weeks ago a respectable-looking young woman rang the bell at George Duval’s boarding-house, at the corner of Four-and-a-half...
boarding houses in Washington (1940)

Help Identify These Boarding Houses (c. 1940)

GoDCers, we need your help. Where is this? The photo was sent in by Ben this week and we’d love to help him identify the location. I’m guessing that there’s a fifty percent chance they still...
Intersection of 9th and F St. NW (1888)

Running a Successful Boarding House in the 1880s

This is a cool article that we found in The Washington Post, printed on October 14th, 1882. It mentions the key components of running a successful boarding house in Washington. To make a success of a...
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