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This 1880s D.C. rowhouse went from private home to social club to frat house to condos

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In 1925, the Music, Social and Literary Club bought the house. The Mu-So-Lit Club, as it was known, was organized in 1905 by African Americans. The invitation-only club was one of the few Black social organizations to own its own clubhouse, according to the book “The Paper Bag Principle: Class, Colorism, and Rumor and the Case of Black Washington, D.C.,” by Audrey Elisa Kerr.

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