What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s?

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.

northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW

northeast corner of 14th and Irving St. NW

Source: Library of Congress

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