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Barry Farm: 1944

Barry Farm: 1944

April 28, 1944. "Barry Farm housing development, Washington, D.C. Street view II." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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War Housing

I lived in a war housing apartment in Richmond California and it didn't look like those. It was made from flimsy wall board and had a small stove and ice box. We shopped at meat trucks, veggie trucks, dairy trucks and had a library bus that came to our housing unit. Lots of kids were there and I had fun.

Barry Farm

Yes, it is still there, off Firth Sterling Avenue SE just outside the gate to what was the Anacostia Naval Air Station, just north of Bolling AFB (it is now one of those joint bases.) It is substantially the worse for wear. By the way, is that a Lincoln Zephyr V-12 in the photo (the front car)?

We'll just

Stick some brick in between the windows, and call it architecture.

Barry Farm is still there

It's off Capitol Street SE near St. Elizabeth's Hospital. But unfortunately it's none the better for wear.

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