Excellent View Down Pennsylvania Ave. in 1920

Another beautiful shot down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol. This photo was taken in 1920.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Fealy's Corner, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue." Dr. Martin Fealy's pharmacy at 1024 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “Fealy’s Corner, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.” Dr. Martin Fealy’s pharmacy at 1024 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Below is a view from the same area today using Google Street View.

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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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    While there is new construction on the Fealy’s corner, take a stroll down Google street view and you’ll see the rest of the block is pretty much the same.