Bird’s Eye View West on Pennsylvania Ave. From 18th St. Faces & Places of Yesterday Fri Jun 14th, 2013 1 Comment 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 Source: Library of Congress Like Ghosts of DC on Facebook Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1920s, Pennsylvania Ave. NW Amazon.com Widgets 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.