A reader who is doing research on a book writes in (including the title of the post):
“The Feb 13, 1923 edition of the Washington Post lists the following ad in its real estate section:
A semi-detached house of stone and frame construction; six rooms and bath, front and double rear porches, exceptionally large kitchen; hot water, heat, electric lights; good condition; side alley. Price: $8750.”
Another, Petworth house lists for $11,000, the difference in price likely due to its “having been newly papered and painted both inside and out,” and its boasting a “45 foot front lot.”
Advertised houses of similar size in Chevy Chase and Cleveland Park sell for $12,000 to $14,500, while similarly-sized houses near Lincoln Park and (what is now)Near SE sell for $6,000-$9,000.”
It’s interesting to note that our part of town began as one of the more expensive places to live in Washington.”
So who can figure out what inflation on $11,000 from 1923 to today would be?
“Jerónimos Monastery” Thanks to Reana for sending these great shots from Lisbon.
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Thanks to Michele Banks for sending this great shot from Kalorama. Friends of the White Whale Society is brought to you by the team behind Last Christmas Tree in Town….
This rental is located at 821 Randolph Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says: “$3,300 / 3br – 1600ft2 – Live Large in Petworth 1 Blk from Metro (Petworth)