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We've Moved: 1920

We've Moved: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "229-31 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E." Capital Cleaners & Dyers in its new home. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Below is the same view from June of 2016.

Capitol Lounge

And 229-231 is a popular bar. We shall not speak of the fate of 233.

Still standing!

The Piano Store at 227 is now the Heritage Foundation Annex.

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Home Made Candy

Washington Post, Dec 22, 1905

Buckingham's Xmas Candy.

25c Candy, 5 lbs for ....... $1.00
40c Candy, 3 lbs for ....... $1.00
60c Candy, 2 lbs for ....... $1.00

923 G St. nw. and 231 Pa. ave. se.

Washington Post, Jul 20, 1933

Buckingham Rites Arranged for Tomorrow

Funeral services for Francis. M. Buckingham, veteran Washington candy dealer and real estate man, will be held at the Zurhurst funeral parlors tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Congressional Cemetery.

Born in South Canaan, Pa., Mr. Buckingham came to Washington in 1876 from Philadelphia, where he had been attending the centennial celebration. Although he planned to remain here only a short time, he entered the retail candy business, with which he has been connected for the next 15 years.

Mr. Buckingham then took up real estate business for two years, but returned to the candy trade and was engaged in that field 27 years. Retiring in 1920, he devoted himself to religious work until his death.

Mr. Buckingham died yesterday at his home, 3624 Porter street. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. H.E. Sprucebank, and two sons, Irwin C. and Edgar C. Buckingham.

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