POTUS Morning Links

POTUS speaks: The President gave a big speech last night. It was his 5th SOTU, and he only has two more in him. [WhiteHouse.gov]

Obama SOTU 2014
Obama SOTU 2014

Reagan SOTU: POTUS 40 was pretty funny in his SOTU 32 years ago. Make sure you watch it here.

Pay parking on the Mall?: There’s no such thing as free parking … at least there might be fewer free spots. [DCist]

Silver lining: We’re getting really close to having the next Metro line. The first rail tests were run, with no results or start date yet announced. [Washington Post]

Hecht’s building gets new life: This is amazing … the old Hecht’s building on New York Ave. is going to get a second life. 300 new apartments and 1,000 parking spots with shopping. [Washington Post]

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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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Photo shows a man and a boy in summer straw hats happily displaying some unidentifiable papers on F Street, with the Treasury and a new electric hooded arc streetlight in the background. One of a series of scenes near Painter's office at 14th and E streets, this picture bears the hallmarks of the new "snapshot" style now made possible by the invention of the quick, hand-held Kodak: natural smiles and the movement of the ladies under the umbrella.

Photo of Man and Boy Outside Treasury in 1885

Check out this great old photo from 1885. Source: Library of Congress