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Dear Ms. White,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Real Property City Survey Maps, 1934-1942 in the Records of the Public Housing Authority (Record Group 31) that includes a file for Washington, District of Columbia that might contain the information you seek. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at email@example.com for access to these and similar records.
Next, we located the series Records Relating to Housing Market Analyses, 1940-1942 in Record Group 31 that includes records related to Washington, D.C. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about these records.
Plus, we located two series that contain maps and charts related to Washington, D.C. in the 1930s-1950s in the Records of the National Capital Housing Authority (Record Group 302) that might contain some relevant information. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Washington, D.C. - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com for assistance with these and similar records.
You might also wish to review the 1940 Census to see if any additional information about the home or address is available there.
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you for the very helpful response.
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In addition to the great resources from NARA's holdings, we can also direct you to a few extra resources. Rachael did suggest the DC Public Library already, but I'll also link here to the specific page for DC Public Library's resources for researching DC House History.
There is also the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division guide to researching historic houses in Washington D.C. that includes search tips and other collections and resource links.
Good luck in your search!
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