What Did It Look Like Before the Jefferson Memorial?

Check out this great photo from 1908. The Jefferson Memorial wasn’t completed until 1943, so this is what the area looked like for another 35 years.

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The view south from the top of the Washington Monument. Ice covers half of the Tidal Basin
The view south from the top of the Washington Monument. Ice covers half of the Tidal Basin

Source: Flickr user Rob Ketcherside

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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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