Then and Now

Compare historic photos of Washington, D.C. with current photos and see the difference.

Silver Spring in 1927

Silver Spring, Maryland, circa 1927. National Photo glass negatives marked "Jordan & Co." Among the new construction shown here is a National Guard armory. National Photo Company Collection.

And check this out … the building being constructed in 1927 is still there! [googlemaps¬†https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,69.66,,0,-5.87&cbll=38.993972,-77.026795&layer=c&ie=UTF8&ll=38.993972,-77.026795&spn=0.007088,0.008647&t=m&z=17&panoid=OoNF6fv99mYlKOMa9xOXNg&source=embed&output=svembed]

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Lafayette Square: Then and Now

Rochambeau Statue in Lafayette Park (circa 1900)

Here are some cool old photos and contemporary photos from the same spot in Lafayette Park, near the White House. The statues barely changed over a 100 years, but it’s fascinating to see what happened to the surroundings.

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Then And Now: The Evening Star Building

Washington Star Building (1900)

Here’s a cool “Then and Now” photo set. This is the Washington Star (or Evening Star) Building down at 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, right across from the Old Post Office Pavilion. This striking Beaux-Arts building was originally constructed in 1898 …

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