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Trolley passing a real-estate billboard on a developing section of Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., about 1903.

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Trolley passing a real-estate billboard on a developing section of Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., about 1903.
Robert A. Truax Collection

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


A  Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900
A Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900 — Growth of the Capital’s Suburbs


Streetcar on rural Connecticut Avenue
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
View of a trolley passing a real-estate billboard on a developing section of Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., in what is today known as Cleveland Park. Developers built the streetcar line, bridges and graded the road leading out to the suburb of Chevy Chase.
Physical Description
Photograph. About 1903.
Details
Date Made:
about 1903
Locations:
Dist of Columbia
History
Many late 19th century suburbs developed beyond the city center because of commuter rail and streetcar lines.

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