Washington Tenement Housing in 1935

Any idea where this photo was taken? Our alleys no longer look like this, but at one point, many people used to live in D.C. alleys.

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Washington tenements, Nov. 1935.
Washington tenements, Nov. 1935.

Source: Shorpy

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  • ET

    Would love to know where this is so we could get a before and after.

  • Popeye D. Saylorman

    This take me back to the good old days. And I wasn’t even around then.

  • Charles

    The license plate on the car reads T31-145. That may help.

  • Erin

    This looks a lot like the parking and back porch area behind the row houses on 25th St NW, in the block between L and M. I doubt this is the exact place but those upper and lower porches look very like what I see on this block.