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Stoneleigh Court: 1925

Stoneleigh Court: 1925

Washington, D.C., in 1925. "Stoneleigh Court, L Street N.W." For some reason I feel like Jimmy Stewart here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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I count six

six people that is. Of course it could be my old eyes playing tricks.
One immediately next to the main entrance, two and three on the balconies, four and five in the ground level window facing us at the end of the left wing.
Six is above those two fifth floor open window behind the tree.

I am sorry to see old buildings like this torn down. There is so much character in that brickwork.

Two People Actually

Fifth and sixth floor balconies to our right of the main doors on the ground floor.


I think I see someone in the first floor window on the right behind the tree. That what you are referring to?

Where's Waldo?

Can you spot the human being in this photograph?

Home of the Elite

Caption from photo in the book Washington D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel, by Keith McClinsey.

Built in 1902 at a cost of $600,000 by Secretary of State John Hay as a personal investment, the Stoneleigh Court at L Street and Connecticut Avenue housed many of the city's social and political elite. During the Depression, all of the large apartments were subdivided and the high ceilings lowered to conserve fuel. At the time it was razed in 1965, the building had been converted entirely to office use.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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