Peter Grogan's Furniture Store at 819 7th Street NW was in the center of what was "Furniture Row". Grogan's was one of the more successful stores in this area. Peter Grogan as an Irish immigrant who opened another store in 1883 and then established 7th Street store in 1891. The store emphasized affordability "If your supply of ready cash is somewhat depleted, that fact has no bearing on the buying of furniture and housefurnishings--if you buy HERE," read one of his ads. Grogan passed the business on to his three sons, who continued to run it until 1933, when the store closed as a result of the Great Depression.