The photo wasn’t labeled, but I’m guessing this is from the between the 1900s and 1910s? This is from our buddy John DeFerrari over at Streets of Washington.

southwest Washington
southwest Washington

Source: Streets of Washington Pinterest

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.
  • John DeFerrari

    I estimate the photo was taken about 1915.

    • Tom

      Thanks John! Great find.

  • Publius Washingtoniensis

    At its earliest, the photo dates from sometime after 1907, since the War College, which dominates the point at Fort McNeir, then Washington Arsenal, was completed that year. Improvement of East Potomac Park began after 1911, but it’s hard to tell whether the trees along the shoreline are “volunteers” or formal plantings.