Then and Now: The Anacostia Bank

This is a great image that we dug up in the Library of Congress archives. The photo is from around 1918. It’s the old Anacostia Bank, which is still standing.

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The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade
The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

Source: Library of Congress

Now check out the today view in Google Street View.

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Here’s another one of the bank from the Library of Congres. This appears to be a little later than 1918.

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The Anacostia Bank
The Anacostia Bank

Source: Library of Congress

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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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