Bird’s Eye View West on Pennsylvania Ave. From 18th St.

This is a view from the building at the corner of 18th and Pennsylvania. It was taken somewhere around the 1920s.

Bird's-eye view of Pennsylvania Avenue west from 18th Street, Washington, D.C., showing the Department of Commerce

Bird’s-eye view of Pennsylvania Avenue west from 18th Street, Washington, D.C., showing the Department of Commerce

Source: Library of Congress

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  • publius washingtoniensis

    The photo seems to have been taken late in the afternoon on a bleak winter day. Look at all the coal smoke coming from the chimneys of various buildings.