Whoa … Check Out This Old Photo of Southwest Waterfront

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.

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Source: Streets of Washington Pinterest

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  • http://www.streetsofwashington.com 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.

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