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Stay at the Cairo Hotel For $2 a Night
This great series of advertisements from the papers shows the Cairo Hotel back in the result 1900s. How about a room for $45 a month?
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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 building in 1906. The Cairo in 1906
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1914 Directory of Apartments and Rent
Check out the handy Washington Times pocket directory of apartments from 1914.
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Cairo Building in the 1890s
Another awesome old photograph from the Library of Congress. This is the Cairo Building in the 1890s. Cairo Flats circa 1890
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The Terrifying Tale of Albert Deal's 120-Foot Elevator Shaft Fall
This is the incredible story of Albert Deal, a Pennsylvania steamfitter who fell 120 feet down an elevator shaft at the Cairo Flats in 1894. Miraculously, he survived with only a sprained back! Find out the story behind this amazing tale.
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The Anonymous Story of Robert Muir, the Cairo Hotel Manager from the 1910s
Discover the anonymous story of Robert Muir, the Cairo Hotel Manager from the 1910s. Learn about his life, marriage to Marie, and his tragic death in 1931.
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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 years I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a number of vacations in the islands with family. I’m quite fond of the place and have some great memories from my visits. Queen Liliʻuokalani (Honolulu Advertiser) Being...
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