Touching Base on Burke Street

Close-Knit Block in SE Has Grown Even Closer

By Stephanie Cavanaugh
Special to The Washington Post

In 1951, Willie Bowman paid one Mr. Albright $15,950 for a modest brick rowhouse on Burke Street SE. It was about two grand more than the going price, "but this one suited me," Bowman recalled. "I didn't want to argue. I just wanted to get my wife away from my sister."

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