Day: December 13, 2012

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three women at Tysons Corner in 1971

Women Shopping in Tysons Corner (1971)

Maybe a GoDCer recognizes the women in this photo. This is a random shot we found at the Library of Congress. These women are shopping at Hecht’s in Tysons Corner (maybe one of them works there), three years after it

One of few available houses for rent. Washington, D.C. One of the few available houses for rent under the crowded conditions. A study of the structure, however, will explain why there is no one now living in it

Rundown House Available for Rent

The caption on this photo states that the home was for rent. It’s unclear where this building is, but it looks like a pretty crappy place to live. I’m also pretty sure this building no longer exists. This photograph was

map of Falls Church in 1879

Maps of Falls Church in 1879

Who loves maps? We love maps! If you’re in Falls Church, you’re going to love these maps from 1879. The one below is a larger map of the surrounding area.

Map of Thomas Circle in 1888

This is cool. It’s the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the area around Thomas Circle in 1888. The yellow buildings are wooden frame structures and the pink are brick buildings.

proposed Washington Monument

Gaudy Proposed Washington Monument

Check out this tacky proposal to finish the Washington Monument. The date on the drawing is 1889, however the monument was completed and dedicated in 1885.

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