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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!
map of Grant Circle in 1916
Grant Circle and Petworth in 1916
1916 map of Grant Circle and surrounding neighborhood of Petworth.
Takoma 4 - Petworth 3 - Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900
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!
L.G. Schroder real estate advertisement - August 10th, 1919 (Washington Post)
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!
Sanborn fire insurance map circa 1903
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!
The Looking Glass
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 which you’re drinking beer? So, let’s look into the history of the building at 3634...

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