December 17, 2013

LeDroit Park fast became a fashionable neighborhood

We found this 1875 article about LeDroit Park’s fast-growing population from 1875. This was just as the neighborhood was being developed as “suburb” of Washington City.

Local News.
Evening Star
October 9, 1875

AN INTERESTING ITEM, showing the growth of the city to the north, is the fact that eighteen months ago only two families lived at LeDroit Park, while now more than twenty families make it their residence, and the demand for homes in that beautiful locality is far beyond the supply.

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Categories: Demography, History

1 Reply

  1. So happy to see that you are exploring The Evening Star – looking forward to seeing more LeDroit Park “news”.

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year to Left for LeDroit blogger and readers.

    Betsy - December 26, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

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