Remember this super ugly Giant on Wisconsin Ave. near the Cathedral? It’s soon going to be the new Cathedral Commons. This old photo was taken in the summer of 1942.

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Giant Food on Wisconsin Avenue
Giant Food on Wisconsin Avenue

Source: Library of Congress

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.
  • Anon

    For the time period, it was ugly.