Daily Archives: Jan 29, 2013

Panama Legation at New Hampshire and Q St. (1925)

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

What a beautiful building. Sadly, this building no longer exists. Take a look at the same intersection today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.911405,-77.041679&spn=0.005017,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.911405,-77.041679&panoid=Vv2YBHAEv5bmubFc4dx_7Q&cbp=12,212.54,,0,-1.1&source=embed&output=svembed]

Read More »

New 1936 Streetcar Map

1936 streetcar map

Look at this great route map we uncovered from 1936. This shows the major streetcar routes in 1936.

Read More »

When Did Rock Creek Parkway Become One-Way?

Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway one-way hours (Wikipedia)

If you drive to work downtown and live somewhere up in Northwest D.C., you might be one of the thousands of people who drive down the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway (the formal name), one of the most pleasant (and …

Read More »