Do You Know Where This Parking Lot Was?

This great old photo shows a parking lot in the District across from a church. Does anyone in the GoDC community know where this is? Add your thoughts below in the comments.

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Parking lot in DC, April 1938
Parking lot in DC, April 1938

Source: Photogrammer

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  • Popeye D. Saylorman

    I know exact;y where it was. The church in the back was the universalist church at 13th and L nw. That whole neighborhood is gone.

  • K.R. Baylor

    If it’s 13th & L NW, there is nothing like that there today. I work at that intersection in a big office building, surrounded by three other large buildings, all built in the 1970s-1990s timeframe.

  • Serendipity

    The church is Metropolitan on M Street between 15th and 16th. The parking lot would be on N St.

  • MsCurlyKat

    What fascinates me is, someone apparently simply removed other parts of the building, floors, walls, stairs, leaving interior walls exposed to the elements and peeling. Understandable this building would no longer be standing, imagine the structural nightmare it became after so much of it was removed!

  • Gus Mueller

    It looked to me like 6th & I.