This is a terrific old postcard we found in our GoDC buddy John’s Flickr photostream.
Source: Flickr user StreetsOfWashington
If you were look down this road today, on the left you would see the Hilton Hotel.
The view below isn’t perfect because the tree to the left of the statue was in the way of the identical view.[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,133.28,,0,-9.17&layer=c&panoid=R4vTqmNjb0pF0dGjpSJ6pA&cbll=38.91681,-77.046619&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.884619,-77.005234&spn=0.341539,0.724411&t=m&z=11&source=embed&output=svembed]