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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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  • Publius Washingtoniensis

    Assuming Georgia Avenue (aka 7th Street Road) is the street in the foreground, could the prominent diagonal avenue that runs roughly from the center to the upper left-hand corner be Vermont Avenue? So the photo would then appear to have been made somewhere just north of Florida Avenue (aka Boundary Street).

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