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One of few available houses for rent. Washington, D.C. One of the few available houses for rent under the crowded conditions. A study of the structure, however, will explain why there is no one now living in it

Rundown House Available for Rent

The caption on this photo states that the home was for rent. It's unclear where this building is, but it looks like a pretty...

The Poor Kids of Georgetown

I know it's probably hard to imagine, but Georgetown wasn't always the bastion of Washington's wealthy. Back in the 1930s many working class and...
Section of Massachusetts Avenue showing block of shabby houses with outside toilets and water supply

Shabby Houses on Mass Ave

Here's a shot by Carl Mydans from 1935. We found it on the Library of Congress' site, but we're not sure where this is...
September 1935. A closeup of the Washington, D.C., row house seen here over the weekend. "Front of old brick structure in section near Union Station. Land is low here and water collects in front and backyard after a rain and remains for many days. Entrances to privies are usually under water. Interior of homes similar in shabbiness to exterior." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration.

Children of Poverty Near Union Station

Here's a great photo from Shorpy. This shows a row of houses on Massachusetts Ave. near Union StationĀ in 1935. And here is the photo of...

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