Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Faces & Places of Yesterday

F Street in the 1910s - Harris & Ewing

This is an incredible old photo of F Street some time in the mid-1910s. Source: Library of Congress Check out this great photo of F StreetĀ from...

If you don't live in or close to 16th Street Heights, you probably don't know where it is. Okay, you know it's near 16th...

Washington, D.C. Scott Circle

This is a terrific old photo of Scott Circle at night in April of 1943. Check out this great post showing the circle in...

Washington, D.C. Street corner, 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W.

Here is a shot of a woman waiting for the streetcar just west of 7th St. on Florida Ave., NW, taken in 1942 The...

AERIAL VIEW OF WEST/FRONT AND NORTH/SIDE FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): VA-1272 Ball Building, 1437 N. Court House Road. VA-1273 Jesse Building, 1423-27 N. Court House Road. VA-1276 Jesse-Hosmer Building, 1419 N. Court House Road. VA-1275 Moncure (Adams, Porter, Radigan) Building, N. 1415 Court House Road. VA-1274 Rucker Building, N. 1403 Court House Road. - Lawyers' Row Block, North Court House Road between Fourteenth & Fifteenth Streets, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Do you recognize this part of Arlington? You're looking down down N Courthouse Rd. From the cars in the photo, I'm guessing that this...

front facade of the Whitelaw

We came across this headline inĀ The Evening Star, printed on November 22nd, 1919. It announced the completion of The Whitelaw Hotel (Wikipedia) at 13th...

Tysons Corner Center sign in 1969

After our great post the other day on the origin of Tysons' name, we went digging around the Internet to find some old photos...

August 28, 1922. A horse at the Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

Here's a photo of a great organization. The Washington Animal Rescue League has been around for quite some time and they are still around...

"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

This is a great old photo from 1925, showing today's booming H St. in a much different light. Source: Shorpy Check out the Baist map of...

Interior view of Center Market showing the interior architecture of the market, a variety of stalls, blurred people, and signs reading "THIS MARKET OPEN EVERY WEEK DAY" and "LADIES' WAITING ROOM LADIES'... 7th St. WING TAKE ELEVATOR."

This is so cool. This is what shopping was like over 100 years ago here in Washington. This shows Center Market on the inside,...

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