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Harry Wardman's Woodley Park Homes
Harry Wardman was a prolific developer of Northwest in the 1920s. This ad from The Evening Star shows some of his homes on Cathedral Ave. in Woodley Park.
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A Look Back: 1928 Woodley Park Advertisement from The Washington Post
Take a look back in time with this 1928 Woodley Park advertisement from The Washington Post. Learn more about the Wardman homes and the area's history in this nostalgic piece.
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A Look Back at The Dresden on Connecticut Avenue NW
Dive into the past of The Dresden, the grande dame of Connecticut Ave. NW, designed by renowned D.C. real estate developer, Harry Wardman. Learn about a 1975 condominium advertisement, the life of Ulysses S. Grant's granddaughter, and a 1948 rent hike for the building.
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If Walls Could Talk: Embassy of Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but that is only the climax of the love affair between our country and The Emerald Isle. Everyone has, or claims to have, some link back to Ireland. My wife firmly places her heritage on that island, but alas, I trace my roots back to Ayrshire and the Scottish Lowlands — I don’t think the Irish will hold this against me. Everyone’s favorite...
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Under the Shadow of the Hay-Adams Hotel: The History of 16th and H St. NW
Discover the history of the corner of 16th and H St. NW in Washington, DC, including the Victorian homes of the Hay and Adams families that stood there before the Hay-Adams hotel was built in 1928. Learn about the hotel's famous guests too.
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