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August 6th, 1922

1920s Ads for The Cairo Hotel

Here is a series of old advertisements for the great Cairo Building at 1615 Q St. NW.  
The Cairo in 1906

1906 Advertisement for The Cairo

The Cairo is one of the gems of D.C. and is an amazing building to see if you haven’t had the chance to visit it. Below is a cool ad we found for the...
Washington Times pocket directory of apartments - 1914

1914 Directory of Apartments and Rent

Now this is cool. And, it’s probably something that makes you a little nauseous, paying that ridiculous $2,300 in rent today. Check out the handy Washington Times pocket directory of apartments from 1914. Some...
Cairo Flats circa 1890

Cairo Building in the 1890s

Another awesome old photograph from the Library of Congress. This is the Cairo Building in the 1890s.
view down an elevator shaft

Cairo Building Steamfitter Falls 120 Feet Down Elevator Shaft and Lives to Tell the Tale

This is a worthy story for a “From the Crazy Vault” post … check it out. I came across the tale in the Washington Times from October 7th, 1894. Falling down an elevator shaft...
Robert H. Muir's World War I Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com)

Robert H. Muir: Manager of The Cairo

There were a couple of requests a short while back to do a post on The Cairo, the most famous residential building in the city. You can Google it or check it out on...
Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree and enjoy reading it. I love Hawaii (who doesn’t?) and over the...