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1926 ad for Petworth homes in The Evening Star

Petworth Home Ads from 1926

We posted some cool old maps of Petworth's development in the early part of the 20th century yesterday. Today, here are some cool ads...
1919 map of Petworth

Maps of Petworth Development from 1903 to 1919

We love sharing these old maps of Washington. This time, we're going to share a series of maps of Petworth to show the neighborhood...

If Walls Could Talk: Chez Billy in Petworth

I just went to Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) in Petworth for the first time the other day to grab drinks and some...

1921 Map of Petworth

Recognize any places in this map of Petworth? It's from 1921 and shows a bit of development from the 1907 map that we posted...

Cost of Buying a House in the District, 25 Years Ago Today

Look at this old classified advertisement from The Washington Post from exactly 25 years ago. This was printed on Friday, October 21st, 1988 and if you...

Petworth Homes Sunday. Price and Location Unequaled!

Want to buy a home in Petworth for $8,950? You could have if you were reading The Washington Post on October 9th, 1927. Here's an...
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "551-53-55 Randolph St. N.W." We'll take the one next to the castle. National Photo Company glass negative.

Randolph Street Homes in 1920

Another great photo from Shorpy ... this time showing three homes on Randolph St. NW. Source: Shorpy And, the best part is that the three homes...
1907 map of Petworth

Map of Petworth in 1907

Today is Petworth day. Check out the map of Petworth in 1907. And then look how rural it was to the west. Amazing.

1993 Photos of Engine Company No. 24 in Petworth

These are old, but not really that old. They are from 1993 (but I still find it hard to believe that 1993 was 20...

Why Is It Named Petworth?

Calling all hipsters! Do you know why it's called Petworth? We'll go out on a limb and guess that most of you do not...
map of Grant Circle in 1916

Grant Circle and Petworth in 1916

This is a set of maps from 1916, showing a very different, and sparsely developed Petworth.  
Takoma 4 - Petworth 3 - Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900

Takoma Defeats Petworth in Hotly Contested Game

The good old days of Washington amateur baseball. There were hundreds, if not thousands of articles mentioning match-ups between different neighborhoods. This one from...
L.G. Schroder real estate advertisement - August 10th, 1919 (Washington Post)

Real Estate Investments; Make Your Dreams Come True

Take a look at this real estate investment ad from 1919. Only $6,300 for a home in Petworth! $30,000 for a home at 14th...
Sanborn fire insurance map circa 1903

Petworth is Like Omaha

Petworth was not always full of hipsters that resemble Officer Sprinkle (J.L. Sprinkle was such a badass, he was a hipster before being a hipster...

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