How amazing is this photo? You are looking from the southwest corner, where the Metro entrance is today, across the street towards the other Metro entrance and the BB&T bank. It’s incredible to see how different Columbia Heights was. It appears that none of these buildings survive today. Gude Bros. Co was located at 3103 14th St. NW. Check out the map we posted earlier. You can clearly see the intersection at 14th and Irving.

Do you recognize the northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW in Columbia Heights from the 1920s?
Do you recognize the northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW in Columbia Heights from the 1920s?
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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.
  • hawthorn

    awesome!