Aerial Views of the Navy Yard in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s

This photo is an aerial view of the Navy Yard just a couple of months before President Kennedy was assassinated.

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Aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard, looking east (top). This shot shows the Navy Yard’s borders: M Street on the north (left); the waterfront on the south; 11th street on the east, and 2nd street on the west (foreground). On the right bank of the river is Anacostia, September 1963. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (214).
Aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard, looking east (top). This shot shows the Navy Yard’s borders: M Street on the north (left); the waterfront on the south; 11th street on the east, and 2nd street on the west (foreground). On the right bank of the river is Anacostia, September 1963. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (214).

Source: National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Here’s another one from the 1970s.

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428-GX-KN-79297: Aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., with the Anacostia River in the foreground. Photographed by PHC Tommy Cobb, March 1970. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (218).
428-GX-KN-79297: Aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., with the Anacostia River in the foreground. Photographed by PHC Tommy Cobb, March 1970. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (218).

Source: National Museum of the U.S. Navy

And finally, from the 1980s.

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Aerial view, looking east, of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., with the Anacostia River in the right view, circa mid-1980s. Note, USS Barry (DD 993) moored to the pier. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (221).
Aerial view, looking east, of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., with the Anacostia River in the right view, circa mid-1980s. Note, USS Barry (DD 993) moored to the pier. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (221).

Source: National Museum of the U.S. Navy

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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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