1973 Aerial View of Downtown Washington

Check out this cool shot of D.C. back in 1973. You can see the White House, Lafayette Park, the Washington Monument, and the Potomac.

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Washington, D.C. in 1973
Washington, D.C. in 1973

Source: Flickr user usnationalarchives

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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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  • Collin Klamper

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  • ZZinDC

    And what I think is Metro construction long I Street, in the lower left of the photo – from the southern edge of Macpherson Square (on the Vermont Ave diagonal) and again further left at the corner of 14th & I Sts.