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Out of the Attic: Montgomery Ward and the ‘Spirit of Progress’

Out of the Attic: Montgomery Ward and the ‘Spirit of Progress’

Montgomery Ward, first established in Chicago in the 1870s, was a mail order business that allowed customers, even those outside of urban areas, to purchase dry goods through a catalog. After more than 40 years as [...]

Out of the Attic: Before CVS and Diversions – Fairlington Centre in 1950

Out of the Attic: Before CVS and Diversions – Fairlington Centre in 1950

Between 1942 and 1944, the Defense Homes Corporation financed construction of more than 3,400 housing units to comprise the new Fairlington community, located in Arlington, to accommodate defense workers and their families. This development followed the [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

7-Eleven store No. 55 [...]

Out of the attic | Little Country Church

Out of the attic | Little Country Church

Built in less than 12 weeks for an estimated $75,000, the Little Country Church was a nondenominational house of worship located on North Quaker Lane. [...]

Out of the attic | 711 Prince Street

Out of the attic | 711 Prince Street

Known as both the Patton-Fowle House and the Fowle-Pickens House, the large home at 711 Prince St., seen in this mid-20thcentury photo, dates back to the early 1800s. 

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Out of the Attic | Old Lincolnia Road

Out of the Attic | Old Lincolnia Road

A stretch of road in the West End, today extending from Duke Street south toward the Capital Beltway, was evident on Civil War-era maps.  [...]

Out of the Attic | Richmond Theater

Out of the Attic | Richmond Theater

The site of the present-day Old Town movie theater [...]

Out of the attic | Knickerbocker Storm in Alexandria

Out of the attic | Knickerbocker Storm in Alexandria

Between January 27 and 28, 1922, The Knickerbocker Storm holds the official Washington record of 28 inches since documentation has been kept. [...]

Out of the attic | The Alexandria Armory

Out of the attic | The Alexandria Armory

The impressive building, after its expansion in 1887, had a slate gabled roof and a front faade highlighted by four brick turrets.  [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

R.E. Lee Camp Hall [...]