Calvert Street Bus Turnaround in 1948

Check this out. It looks as it does today, minus the Toddle House in the background which is now Mama Ayesha’s.

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Capital Transit demonstration run of a Twin Coach articulated bus (a model they did not end up using), April 3, 1948. This turnaround is still used by buses today [photo by Robert S. Crockett].
Capital Transit demonstration run of a Twin Coach articulated bus (a model they did not end up using), April 3, 1948. This turnaround is still used by buses today [photo by Robert S. Crockett].
Source: Flickr user rockcreek

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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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  • marsh225

    Actually, I think the Toddle House was that tiny white building that became a WMATA-owned break room (or something else?). Check this out: http://dinerhunter.com/toddle-house-locations.

  • EB.

    So THAT is what that funny looking little building was! I’ve always wondered, since it sure didn’t look like a purpose-built WMATA facility. Here’s how it looks in Google Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/1NF3grwTBHE2 (definitely not Mama Ayesha’s)