Anacostia Street Frozen in Time (1919)

Here is a terrific shot of homes being built in Anacostia. This was taken around 1919 and this row appears to be the 1900 block of 16th St. SE. Check out the Google Street View below (it’s not quite the same angle because of the trees obstructed the view). This makes for a great “Then and Now.”

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Anacostia home being constructed circa 1919
Anacostia home being constructed circa 1919

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • one of my favorites. I would not have been able to see it was the same due to the brick pillars but I think this is the block you mentioned.