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Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Aerial view looking toward Capitol and Washington Monument." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. “Aerial view looking toward Capitol and Washington Monument.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

In the foreground, you can see the Red Cross building and in the background, the Washington Monument and the Old Post Office Building. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Off in the distance, you can see the Capitol Building and the smokestacks in the middle are the Potomac Electric Power Co. plant at 14th an B St. NW (i.e., Constitution Ave. – why is it named Constitution Ave?).

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.