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Here's a cool documentary from YouTube on Thompson's Dairy, formerly on 11th St. near U St. Thanks to GoDCers Alex and Richard, U St....

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...

14th and U Street in 1960

What a cool photo courtesy of the Smithsonian. This is a shot of U St. in 1960. If I'm not mistaken, this is looking...

Smith Transfer and Storage Co., 13th & U Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

This is the Smith Transfer and Storage Company, formerly at 1313 U St., where the Ellington Apartment Building sits today. This photo was taken...

Winfield Scott Hancock statue

Many of you are probably shocked to hear that there was a traffic circle at 16th and U St. The intersection is already a...

Elite Laundry at night

To the best of our knowledge, this is 901 U St. NW, currently occupied by über-popular Brixton. Check out the photo of the front today...

Baist map of U St. and Shaw (1921)

Below is the Baist real estate map of the area around U St. and Vermont Ave. NW. So if you're a frequent patron of...

Earlier this week, Ghosts of DC received a generous invite to tour the 9:30 Club. To some GoDCers, it might come as a shock...

Army jeep containing soldiers on 9th Street with civilian car next to it. There is a sign over a storefront on the corner of the street which reads "SABIN'S 9TH & U RECORDS". Shows the northwest corner of the 9th and U Street (Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History)

The '68 riots were a tragic and defining moment in our city's history. Here's a great then and now shot of 9th and U...

Ben's Chili Bowl (Wikipedia)video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0?autoplay=1] I took a fair bit of time to do a little research into how U street got its name. After some research, it...

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