Before There Was CVS, Park View Had Peoples
(Image: Reservation 323B photographed on 6/17/1927,
Collection of Historical Society of Washington, D.C.,)
Long before ground was broken for the new CVS at Georgia & New Hampshire Avenues, or even the gas station that preceded it, there was Peoples Drug.
The four-story combination market and apartment building that once was located on this prime corner location broke ground around July 1, 1922. It housed the Petworth-Parkview market with an entrance off of Georgia Avenue, the Peoples Drug with the entrance on the corner, and the Shenandoah apartments with an entrance on New Hampshire Avenue. The Shenandoah consisted of 10 apartments per floor. The building was constructed of gray pressed brick and trimmed with white terra cotta. It cost an estimated $200,000 to build.
The full June 18, 1922, Washington Post article describing this building is after the jump
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