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Brightwood Park Courts: 1927

Brightwood Park Courts: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Mr. Price, 8th & Jefferson Streets N.W." The "thoroughly modern" Brightwood Park Courts apartments. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.


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Why not both?

The awnings DO keep the heat out! And a low profile air conditioner paired with it would be energy efficient!

It ain't gonna rain!

I wonder how many times the owners of these fine looking cars forgot the windows were down ten minutes after the rain started!


Four cars less than two years old and not a hint of gloss in the paint on any of them.

Old School Apartment style

If I was to drive by there today, I'd think it was an old school building converted to apartments.

Car ID

L-R: Ford Tudor, Essex coach, Chevrolet coupe, Ford touring; all circa 1926-1927

Better to look good than feel good?

While the awnings look nicer to me, I bet the window air conditioners are better for a DC summer.

Safety or Style

Call me old fashioned but I prefer the awnings. It’s still the same building, it’s just not the same building.

This took me back to school

This reminds me of the dorms and classroom buildings constructed in the 1960s at my alma mater (U. of North Texas)...which means that the design was not so "thoroughly modern" when it was used there, 30+ years later.

(The similarity kicked in for me by seeing the black and white shot, but Commishbob's Street View revealed the same orange-ish brick.)

5320 Eighth St. NW today


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Thoroughly Modern

Real estate classified ad from the Washington Star (1927):

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