A 1914 Bucolic View of Washington from American University

Times sure were different when these photographs were taken in 1914. These are views of Washington from American University near Tenleytown.

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views of Washington from American University
views of Washington from American University
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views of Washington from American University
views of Washington from American University

 

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views of Washington from American University
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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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  • B’Dale Res

    Isn’t that the Naval Observatory of Mass Ave? For as close as the photos are, that might be down the street from AU by a fair amount. Some beautiful homes.

  • Michael

    B’Dale beat me to this. Yes, I’d say it’s definitely down closer to where the Cathedral is, maybe around Wisconsin and Macomb or Woodley.

  • Michael

    I figured it out, I think. (Thanks for the opportunity to procrastinate.) It’s Wisconsin Avenue between Fulton and Edmunds. The two prominent houses on the far right, on Wisconsin, are still there (see Bing maps birds-eye view).

  • Great investigating!

  • Jacqueline Veloz Lockward

    Is it Nebraska and New Mexico?