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What Did Petworth Look Like in the 1930s?

This lovely old photo of Washington shows the Petworth neighorhood from the air in the 1930s. Any idea where this is in Petworth? Also, for those in Petworth who thumb their nose at the...
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 to go along that. You’re looking at a few 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 development over several decades. If you live in or near...

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 dinner with a buddy. I know, I’m late to the...

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 a while back. Make sure you click on it for...

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 were the one who purchased one of these homes, 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 advertisement that proves it.
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 still stand today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,331.99,,0,1.98&layer=c&panoid=zBoRbRnOkwExyPniBxPf6w&cbll=38.938791,-77.020762&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.90653,-76.979828&spn=0.341434,0.627594&t=m&z=11&source=embed&output=svembed]
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.