Rooms for rent, $2 per week!
November 29, 2017 12:48pm CST
Last weekend, walking around downtown Portland, Oregon, I saw this sing on the side of a building, perhaps a hundred years old. I could not include the bottom of the sign due to a construction fence, but it says, "Hot and Cold Running Water." That sounds pretty luxurious for its time and I wonder if that $2 was a big expense when the sign was painted? Old signs on buildings and things like murals catch my eye and I always want to get a photo. Do you notice things like that?
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@JamesHxstatic You got me curious...had to look up what people made/year 100-ish years ago. Looks like it usually ranged from $500-600 a year. So, roughly $57 a month. Food was a lot cheaper to (7 cents for a loaf of bread, 34 cents for a dozen eggs). Seems like $2 a week wouldn't have been too expensive. Probably a lot better, comparatively speaking, than the prices we pay nowadays.