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Rowhouse Redux: 1939

Rowhouse Redux: 1939

        Almost 40 years later, a view of the back yards last seen here.

Washington, D.C., 1939. "A view of backyards of apartment houses where both white and Negro families are living." 35mm nitrate negative by David Moffat Myers. View full size.

 

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Reminds me of

Death of a salesman for some reason.

For gracious living I imagine

Would you prefer one galvanized washtub or two??

Mad World

Two dogs on the walkway and a cat on the bench. Inter-species sharing of the back yard.

But Where Have All The Shutters Gone?

I guess maybe they all crapped out after 40 years.

[When Your Louver Has Gone. - Dave]

Still in use

I lived in a rowhouse on the 1500 block of Park Road NW that had exactly this construction back in the 1980s. The wooden buildings in the back had been cleared out for parking.

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