Then and Now: The Anacostia Bank

The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

This is a great image that we dug up in the Library of Congress archives. The photo is from around 1918. It’s the old Anacostia Bank, which is still standing.

The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

Source: Library of Congress

Now check out the today view in Google Street View.

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Here’s another one of the bank from the Library of Congres. This appears to be a little later than 1918.

The Anacostia Bank

The Anacostia Bank

Source: Library of Congress

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