Thanks to a reader for sending this great old advertisement from 1912. My favorite part:
“Other neighborhoods may be inhabited by more expensive homes but no neighborhood in all Washington is more desirable from the standpoint of refinement.”
The reader writes:
“To add context….
2,750.00 in 1912 is about 64,500 in today’s dollars.
5,000 in 1912 is about $117,000 in today’s dollars.
Based off of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Man…. we are all 100 years too late.”