Streets of Washington Circa 1921

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"Municipal Building, Southern Railway, and Post Office Department, from the Willard Hotel roof." An ethereal, almost spectral view of Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. in Washington circa 1921, with the Old Post Office tower at left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
“Municipal Building, Southern Railway, and Post Office Department, from the Willard Hotel roof.” An ethereal, almost spectral view of Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. in Washington circa 1921, with the Old Post Office tower at left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Source: Shorpy

How beautiful is this photo down Pennsylvania Avenue? This was taken from the roof of the Willard Hotel in 1921, at the intersection of 14th street. And, if you like this photo, take a look at this great one of the Willard.

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  • Anon

    Sad that they took down the Southern Railway bldg to let that plot sit vacant for about thirty years.