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Absolutely Amazing – Photos of Petworth from 1893

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“Newman Row, first houses built in Petworth 8th Street between Upshur and Varnum, March 1893”

I’ve been doing this blog coming on 9 years now and this might be coolest email I’ve ever received:

“I have found very old photos from my family, who were early builders/residents of DC. Apparently they built a row of houses that were the “first in Petworth” in 1893, back then called Newman’s Row. My paternal grandfather’s family’s name is Newman and the homes were at 8th and Upshur.”

Thanks so much to Connie for sharing her family’s photos – they are jaw droppingly spectacular.

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“Newman residence, first in Petworth 1893” (These are Newmans)

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“View west from Newman Residence, 8th and Upshur 1893”

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“Newman Row Petworth 1894”

8th and Upshur Street, NW Today:

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looking north on 8th towards Varnum

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looking east on Upshur towards New Hampshire

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looking west on Upshur towards Georgia

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