Looking Up 15th St. at Pennsylvania Ave. in 1931

This great old photo shows the view looking north on 15th St., just east of the White House and Treasury Department. The intersection is with Pennsylvania Ave.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Fifteenth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue." Note the traffic lights, which made their D.C. debut in 1926, as well as the traffic-cop gazebo at center ("NO LEFT TURN") and streetcar switch tower to its left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1931. “Fifteenth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue.” Note the traffic lights, which made their D.C. debut in 1926, as well as the traffic-cop gazebo at center (“NO LEFT TURN”) and streetcar switch tower to its left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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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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  • Popeye D. Saylorman

    Anyone notice the 4 crooks on the roof of the bank trying to pull off a day time heist??

  • Jessica Ferrer

    Good eye Popeye!!!