15th St. NW

This is what a traffic jam looked like on 15th St. right next to the Treasury Department around 1915. These two photos were from the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Sour...

The Dunbar Hotel, located on 15th street between U and V streets NW. Designed by Clement A. Didden, Jr. the hotel had 485 bedrooms. Demolished in 1974. Automobiles are shown on the street, pedestrians on the sidewalk, and a gas station with a "Texaco / Amoc / Sinclair" sign. "Ansco Safety Film" edge imprint. Negative uncaptioned.

This is a series of photos that we found at the Smithsonian. It shows the Dunbar Hotel, a building that used to sit on the northwest corner of 15th and U St. Sadly, this beautiful building was demolis...

streetcars on New York Ave. (Library of Congress)

We love these old photos. This one shows streetcars waiting at 15th and New York Ave. NW, near the White House and Department of Treasury.

Buffalo Bill (1903)

I've come across a mountain of great society columns in old Washington  Posts titled "In Hotel Lobbies." This is going to make for some great material, so I'm kicking off a new category with the same ...

Col. Benjamin F. Fisher and staff on steps of Signal Corps headquarters, 1816 F St., NW

Here is a great gallery of some Civil War photographs I uncovered at the Library of Congress. It appears that the Treasury Department is in the background of the Sanitary Commission photograph at 15th...

Proposed Executive Mansion sponsored by Mary Foote Henderson

Here's a good one from the Library of Congress archives. It's a drawing of the proposed new Executive Mansion, to be built on Meridian Hill (where the park is today). It looks quite ostentatious for A...

This is a great one for "Faces of Yesterday" ... this group of young boys worked as Dime Messenger Service boys, with their headquarters at 1228 H St. NW. Lewis Hine, the American sociologist and phot...

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