What Did Metro Center Look Like in 1930?

This is what the area around today’s Metro Center looked like in 1930. This photo shows 13th and G St. on May 9th, 1930. Of course, don’t miss the Wilkins Coffee sign in the image below and then check out this photo of Robert DeNiro’s doppelganger.

Looking west on G Street NW from 13th Street showing the commercial buildings on the northwest corner of the intersection including the Church of the Epiphany.
Looking west on G Street NW from 13th Street showing the commercial buildings on the northwest corner of the intersection including the Church of the Epiphany.

Source: Dig DC

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  • Jay Roberts

    A bit of a stretch but the font for the Wilkins Coffee sign is similar to Starbucks.

  • Kmlate

    This is awesome. My office is one the buildings beyond the church built in 1927 and we always wonder about the building. Thank you!

  • Joan A Piper Almodovar

    Just a short note about this area. I worked for C&P Telephone Co. in 1950 in the Mather Bldg at 9th and G NW. I was a messenger and I knew most everyone between 9th and 14th ST. Love this site and all that you send. If I knew more maybe I could send some things to you. Thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all.

    • I would love to see any old photos of you have them.