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Petworth 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 suburban dwellers or Washington, living in "cookie-cutter homes, take a look at the origins of Petworth. Everything looks the same.
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Cool Ads to Accompany Yesterday's Post of Petworth's Early 20th Century Development
Take a look at some cool ads from The Evening Star in 1926, which accompany our post from yesterday about Petworth's development in the early part of the 20th century.
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Exploring the Evolution of Petworth Through Maps
Take a look back in time! We'll explore the development of Petworth and its surrounding areas over the decades through a series of maps. See how this DC neighborhood changed from 1903 to 1919.
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Exploring the History of Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) in Petworth
Delve into the past of Chez Billy in Petworth with this exploration of the address's history, from ice cream to seafood to Caribbean food. Learn about the building's place in political and African diplomatic history too.
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Exploring Petworth in 1921: Take a Look at This Map
Take a look at this 1921 map of Petworth and recognize any of the places. Click on it for a detailed version and learn why it's called Petworth!
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25 Years Later: A Look at an Old Real Estate Ad From 1988
Take a look back in time to an old classified advertisement from The Washington Post from exactly 25 years ago. See what homes were available and the interest rates that were charged in 1988.
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You Could Have Bought a Home in Petworth for $8,950 in 1927
Did you know you could have bought a home in Petworth, Washington DC for $8,950 in 1927? Read this blog post to find out more about this historical advertisement from The Washington Post.
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Exploring Washington DC History Through a 1920 Photo of Three Homes on Randolph St. NW
Explore Washington DC's history through a stunning 1920 photo of three homes on Randolph St. NW. Amazingly, all three homes still stand today! See the photo and learn more about DC's past.
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Celebrating Petworth Day: A Look at a 1907 Map of the Rural Areas to the West
Today is Petworth day! Check out this amazing 1907 map of Petworth, and then look how rural it was to the west. Amazing. #Petworth #DC #Map
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Exploring the Past Through Historic Photos of Washington, DC's Engine Company No. 24
Take a journey back in time with these historic photos of Washington, DC's Engine Company No. 24 from 1993. You can also explore more photos at the Library of Congress' site.
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Discovering the History of Petworth - From Two Country Estates to Subdivision
Uncover the fascinating story of Petworth in Washington D.C., from two separate country estates owned by Marshall Brown and Colonel John Tayloe III to a large subdivision. Learn more about this amazing history!
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Grant Circle and Petworth in 1916
1916 map of Grant Circle and surrounding neighborhood of Petworth.
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An Amazing Rivalry: Takoma vs Petworth in Washington Amateur Baseball (July 23rd, 1900)
It's been more than a century since two Washington neighborhoods, Takoma and Petworth, went head-to-head in a hotly contested game of amateur baseball. Read on to find out who emerged victorious and for the full box score!
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Take a Look at This Real Estate Investment Ad from 1919
Take a look at this incredible real estate investment ad from 1919! For only $6,300, you could get a home in Petworth. That's a lot of money back then. See the ad and find out what $30,000 could get you at 14th and Euclid. Impressive!
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Petworth: From Rural to Hipsters – Exploring the History of this DC Neighborhood
Explore the history of Petworth, DC, from its country estates and ancient city to its recent development as a hipster neighborhood. Read this blog for fun facts and more!
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If Walls Could Talk: The Looking Glass Lounge
This next installment of “If Walls Could Talk” will be the Petworth watering hole, The Looking Glass Lounge. This is one of my favorite places for a Sunday afternoon beer, especially in the warmer months, out on their back patio. I imagine the place will be packed this evening, and now you guys have another interesting conversation topic … what’s the story of the building inside...
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