“Temporary” Buildings on the Mall Seen From the Washington Monument

Main Navy and Munitions Buildings in 1942

These are the “temporary” buildings on the Mall, erected in 1918 along Constitution Avenue (though still known as B St. then). The view is looking west from the Washington Monument in 1942, so it provides and excellent vantage point to see how massive they actually were.

Main Navy and Munitions Buildings in 1942

Main Navy and Munitions Buildings in 1942

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