Photos of Columbia Heights After ’68 Riots

Here is a series of amazing photos that we came across on Flickr showing the 1968 riots in D.C. We’ve posted some stuff on the riots in the past, like this film clip, and these photos.

Here is a photo showing the Tivoli Theatre after the riots.

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Columbia Heights Tivoli Theater commercial
Columbia Heights Tivoli Theater commercial

This is the building across from the Tivoli Theatre.

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14th Street riot aftermath
14th Street riot aftermath

You’re looking down 14th St. in this photo, standing on the west side of the street.

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14th St. in Columbia Heights
14th St. in Columbia Heights

This is 14th and Kenyon, the epicenter of the Columbia Heights renaissance today.

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14th and Kenyon
14th and Kenyon

Below is a shot of the building on the northwest corner of 14th and Columbia, where the 7-Eleven is today.

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14th and Columbia
14th and Columbia

We have a lot of cool stuff posted about Columbia Heights. Make sure you check them out, especially this one.

You have to check out this guy’s Flickr album from the riots. They’re really incredible. He also has a ton of amazing old photos that you should check out.

Source: Posthumous DCC

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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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  • Lucian

    HEY!!…………
    Soul

  • mia kulper

    Tom, I have to ask you a question. Did you run pictures of the 1968 riot aftermath when all the riots were happening in recent years in Ferguson; in Baltimore; in one city after another in the past several years? Because you chose to re-run the picture of the Klan marching in DC in the 1920’s on the same day that turmoil was occurring . What one chooses to do and when they choose to do it speaks volumes about the person. Your site, I realize, but somehow I didn’t think it was just another platform for indoctrination. Very unimpressed and I have been delighted in your previous coverage. Maybe I just missed a time when you were actually balanced in your choices. Looking forward to an answer.