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330 T Street, NW, Part Deux
        A few months ago, we brought you the story of one of the owners of 330 T Street, NW, in LeDroit Park, the prominent African-American lawyer Fountain Peyton.  You can read it here .   Today, we'll focus on the original owner, Charles A. White, who ha...
330 T Street, NW, Part Deux
330 T Street, NW, Part Deux
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Our Typical House History: The story behind 3120 Woodland Drive, NW
Music Stores, Newport Socialites, and even the Lebanese Government People often ask for a sample of one of our typical "house histories," so we obtained permission from the Real Estate company that commissioned a history of 3120 Woodland Drive, NW to post t...
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It's not fake news: There was once 109 houses of prostitution within steps of the White House!
We recently ran across this fascinating map at the Library of Congress that they believe was published in the 1890s...109 houses of prostitution within steps of the White House! 
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330 T Street, NW in LeDroit Park: Owned by Prominent Lawyer Fountain Peyton, Born Enslaved
            The owner and builder of the house at 330 T
Street, NW, Charles A. White, ap plied for and was granted an
Application for Permit to Build numbered 1338 for its construction on April 28,
1880.    White listed builder Fred W.
Pilling as responsibl...
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FTD Flower order disaster
Sucks
Sucks
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Your House in Bloomingdale Might Have Once Been the Site of a Huge Greenhouse
The "Glorious Square 519" Surrounded by R Street, 3rd and 4th Streets, and Florida Avenue, NW              Long before the house at 319 R Street
NW (below) was built between 1902 and 1903 by Harry Wardman and designed by
Nicholas R. Grimm, an older brick h...
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The 1917 scandals and affairs of DC's builder Chester A. Snow
Patent Attorney and Investment Builder Chester A. Snow A successful patent attorney, Chester Ammen Snow also
invested in building several apartment buildings in Washington, including the
Holmes and the Irving at 3014 and 3020 Dent Place in Georgetown, built...
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Entertainment for the Animals at the National Zoo
A five member band and a dancer entertain the polar bears in the 1920s.  Since the
National Zoo’s inception in 1889, many Woodley Park
residents, including those at the nearby Kennedy-Warren apartment building,
have awoken to the sounds of lions growling, w...
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817 Q Street, NW: The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
            In
the 1920s, a group of disgruntled Pullman porters in New York City asked an
African-American labor militant, A. Philip Randolph, left, a strong advocate of
the rights of black working men and women, to form an independent union of
sleeping ca...
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59 Rooms: The Spectacular Firenze Mansion in Cleveland Park, built in 1927
One of the largest, if not the largest, private homes in
Washington is nestled behind a dense row of trees between north Cleveland Park
and Forest Hills, at the intersection of Broad Branch Road and Albemarle
Street.   Known as Firenze House since
1941, it ...
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