Happy News Cafe on 7th St. in 1937

This is a photo from Shorpy of Happy News Cafe at 1727 7th St. NW.

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. Exterior of the Happy News Cafe (described in a 1933 news item as "the new dietitian restaurant for the unemployed") at 1727 Seventh Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1937. Exterior of the Happy News Cafe (described in a 1933 news item as “the new dietitian restaurant for the unemployed”) at 1727 Seventh Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

… and the best part, is that the building is still there, albeit, slightly altered.

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Great Map of Takoma Park in 1907

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Capitol Dome under construction in 1860

Capitol Dome Under Construction

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