We are DCs' #1 Pawnbroker


         Crown Pawnbrokers has a long history in the ever-changing DC community that spans four generations in one location. From the time of the Great Depression, through the Riots, and into this time of Gentrification in DC, a brief history.

Crown Pawnbrokers 2018 14th street nwDC

Renovated in 1963


         Coming to America specializing as a tailor Morris (left) opened Crown Men's Furnishing. Selling, fitting, and repairing fine clothing he soon found that many people left there repaired items behind, unpaid. He then sold these items to recoup for materials and man hours spent. 

        In these days (1940s-50s) the most valuable items an average man would have is his clothing, a Sunday suit and shoes. Before long he found the need for short term loans, so he would give loans for their suits, hats, shoes, etc. Then it went on to Radios, Televisions, and Jewelry.

        In the 1960's Crown Pawnbrokers submitted and received a pawnbroker license and has been specializing in loaning money on many items of value throughout the years.

Crown Pawnbrokers 1950's 14th street nw DC

      The storefront of today (left) was installed in the mid 60's by Hy (above). He transformed the business into a Pawnbroker exclusively

To be continued...