View of Tree-Covered Mall From Washington Monument

Look how different things were well over a hundred years ago. We dug this photo up on Flickr thanks to the DC Public Library.

View of the Department of Agriculture, The Smithsonian Castle and the US Capitol taken from atop the Washington Monument
View of the Department of Agriculture, The Smithsonian Castle and the US Capitol taken from atop the Washington Monument

Source: DC Public Library

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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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