Old Ads & Classifieds / 09.08.2012

Do you live in Chevy Chase? Was your down payment $500? I think it's safe to say that's off by a factor of around 200. Either you find this extremely amusing or slightly depressing. That amount of money in 1911 is probably worth $20,000 today. That also probably makes you a little depressed. Chevy Chase ain't cheap. Related articles Cops Bust Up "Whoopee" Party in Chevy Chase (1929) (ghostsofdc.org) Connecticut Avenue, the Shopping Focus of...

Other Cool Stuff / 30.04.2012

[caption id="attachment_5770" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="New Chevy Chase addition - December 14th, 1918 (Washington Times)"][/caption] The Chevy Chase post last week was quite popular, so I'll add another one for the neighborhood. I came across an article in the Washington Times from December 14th, 1918, only a month after Armistice Day was celebrated in the District. Fulton R. Gordon -- we focused on his Columbia Heights development a while back -- had acquired a large tract of land in upper northwest, with plans to develop the area in the spring of...