dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
17 september 1968 & ellis family prepares to move into new house

17 september 1968 & ellis family prepares to move into new house

#OTD-ish 17 September 1968 The Ellis family prepares to move into a new house at 11 P St NE. It is a four bedroom house that they were able to purchase through a program sponsored by the Urban Rehabilitation Corporation in collaboration with the Washington Catholic Archdiocese. The wife and husband are featured with three of their seven children: Marjean, Jaqueline and Stephanie.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors know the Ellises? Did you grow up near 1st & P Sts NE? Did you work for the Urban Rehabilitation Corporation? Or the Washington Catholic Archdiocese? Were you one of the 10 families that was able to purchase a home under this program in late 1968 and early 1969? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, Evening Star Newspaper Photograph Collection, 8 February 1969. Owen Duvall, photographer.
”Diocese Housing,” Evening Star 8 February 1969.

18 september 1968 & oil company ad in hilltop

18 september 1968 & oil company ad in hilltop

16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!

16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!