Beautiful Photo of the Old British Embassy

Here’s a terrific old photo from 1917 of the British Embassy, which was located at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW, just above N St. and across the street from the Starbucks today (everything is across from a Starbucks). This was the first building in Washington built specifically to be an embassy.

British Embassy
British Embassy

Source: Library of Congress

You can see the embassy on the map below.

1919 map of Connecticut and N St.
1919 map of Connecticut and N St.

And here is the same intersection today on a Google Map.

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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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