1970s

Notice the decked/tunneled section south of Fort Totten, then the over 90-degree turn to the east, then the decked/tunneled section between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street, with the Metrorail Glenmont Route (Red Line trains) following the North Central Freeway (I-95 south of Fort Totten and I-70S north of Fort Totten), and with the Metrorail Greenbelt Route (Green Line trains) following the Northeast Freeway (I-95 east of Fort Totten). The area between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street where the Northeast Freeway was proposed was mostly open fields then and still is now.

Here are some terrific old maps from 1971 showing the remainder of what would have been I-95 cutting through D.C. Today, what is now...

McLean Gardens

How about this interesting old article from The Washington Post, printed on August 6th, 1975. Initially, there was a plan to demolish the entire 700+ unit...

Meridian Hill Park in 1976

This is a view of Meridian Hill Park, back when it was pretty rough. It was once a beautiful and amazing park, and now...

Union Station under construction in 1974

Check out this photo of Union Station being rehabilitated. Thankfully they saved it instead of knocking it down like they did so many other...

1633 North Capitol St. NEvideo

Like most of D.C., probably the country, we're obsessed with House of Cards. It's a little over the top, but sometimes that's the beauty...

Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town

Congratulations to the latest #GoDCIWCT poll winner. A well-deserved victory for our most successful Twitter campaigner yet. Those retweets really helped! Okay, on with the...

1978 Washington Bullets

Elvin 'The Big E' Hayes and Bobby Dandridge were in the house at the Verizon Center the other night to watch the struggling Washington...

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Sweet concert! This is an ad in The Washington Post on February 11th, 1979 for a Kenny Rogers concert. Almost 35 years ago, this was...

Pres. Nixon w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., new member of Nat'l. Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity

Talk about an odd couple. Davis Jr. was in attendance back in 1963 for the March on Washington (we posted a photo earlier). Here,...

Here's a fascinating old photo from President Ford's Administration. It was taken on August 10th, 1974. That's important because Nixon resigned the previous day...

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