Willard Service Station at 19th and L Streets

Here are two excellent photos from 1919 depicting the old service station (no longer there, of course) at 19th and L St.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Washington Battery Co., L Street." We saw the garage earlier in this post. National Photo Co. glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Washington Battery Co., L Street.” We saw the garage earlier in this post. National Photo Co. glass negative.
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District of Columbia, 1919. Willard Service Station, Washington Battery Co., 1623 L Street. The sign: "We respectfully request customers to refrain from talking to workmen. Any information desired will be cheerfully given out by floor superintendent." National Photo Company glass negative.
District of Columbia, 1919. Willard Service Station, Washington Battery Co., 1623 L Street. The sign: “We respectfully request customers to refrain from talking to workmen. Any information desired will be cheerfully given out by floor superintendent.” National Photo Company glass negative.

 

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  • djdc

    Excellent photos! But the address is 1623, so that wouldn’t be at 19th Street.

    • S&b$k DC

      djdc is right. It would have been between 16th & 17th, close to where the Farragut North Metro station entrance @ Connecticut Avenue is now…

  • Frank Knight aka Mr. Porch Mr.

    I have a picture of Willard’s service shop