Here’s a beautiful old photograph of the National Bank of Washington back in 1892.

National Bank of Washington--Louisiana Avenue--Central National Bank
National Bank of Washington–Louisiana Avenue–Central National Bank
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Source: Library of Congress

Both of the buildings in the above photo are still there today as shown in the Google Street View below at 7th and Pennsylvania Ave.

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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    Also in the old photo you can see the God awful Temperance Fountain in its original location on the right, right on Penn Ave across the street from all the cat houses. It was moved farther to the left where it resides today.