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Photos of 1940s Boarding House Living in DC
What was life like living in a Washington boarding house during World War II? Here is a series of photos showing the life of young men and women in their communal living arrangements.
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The Mysterious Death of Jennie Lanahan in a Washington Boarding House in 1885
This post tells the story of Jennie Lanahan's mysterious death in a Washington DC boarding house in 1885. Follow along to find out what happened and read more about running a boarding house in the 1880s.
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Help Us Identify These 1940s Washington Boarding Houses
GoDCers, we need your help! We got this photo of 1940s Washington boarding houses from Ben and we'd love to help him identify the location. If they still stand today, let us know in the comments! Plus, don't forget to read our post on how to run a boarding house in 1880s DC.
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Running a Successful Boarding House in the 1880s
Intersection of 9th and F St. NW (1888) 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 boarding house, several things are requisite, the most important of which is to have a thorough knowledge of the business and be able to conduct it in a manner...
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