Day: February 22, 2013

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May 29, 1959. "Prince George Plaza, Hyattsville, Maryland. Night view." An actual mall (a long, open plaza) when it opened in 1959, the shopping center was enclosed in the 1970s and renamed the Mall at Prince Georges. Large-format safety negative by Samuel H. Gottscho.

Prince George’s Plaza in 1959

This is Prince George’s Plaza  in the “Wonder Years” era. It was actually an open-air mall in those days. Reminds me of this mall photo we posted a while back.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Fealy's Corner, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue." Dr. Martin Fealy's pharmacy at 1024 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Excellent View Down Pennsylvania Ave. in 1920

Another beautiful shot down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol. This photo was taken in 1920. Below is a view from the same area today using Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1100+pennsylvania+ave+se&layer=c&sll=38.882928,-76.991510&cbp=13,319.97,,0,-4.94&cbll=38.882782,-76.991529&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1100+Pennsylvania+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20003&ll=38.882928,-76.99151&spn=0.004635,0.010568&t=m&z=14&panoid=vSM86D19pzsklADPMSejmQ&source=embed&output=svembed]

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