Old Photo Album Offers Rare Glimpse into Park View’s Early Days

This early 20th century photo album contains a glimpse into Park View’s past

I recently found a photo album in a shop dating to ca. 1918-1921 that quickly caught my attention. While the album was apparently from an upstate New York family, in looking through the images it seems that the family spent the summer of 1918 living in a house on the 600 block of Park Road.

While living on Park Road, the family took a number of photos of the area, including the Park View School, a streetcar on Georgia Avenue, and many photos of the Old Soldiers’ Home’s grounds during their visits there.

All in all, it is a rare and exciting glimpse into life in the neighborhood during its earliest years.

View of Park Road from Warder Street, ca. 1918

A page from the photo album that includes the Park View School and a streetcar on Georgia Avenue


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3 Comments on “Old Photo Album Offers Rare Glimpse into Park View’s Early Days”

  1. ANNE Says:

    Hi Kent, this is awesome…I would love to see it in person if it’s possible. Where did you find it?


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