Lost History: Dunbar Hotel at 15th and U Street

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This is a series of photos that we found at the Smithsonian. It shows the Dunbar Hotel, a building that used to sit on the northwest corner of 15th and U St. Sadly, this beautiful building was demolished in 1974.

The Dunbar Hotel, located on 15th street between U and V streets NW. Designed by Clement A. Didden, Jr. the hotel had 485 bedrooms. Demolished in 1974. Automobiles are shown on the street, pedestrians on the sidewalk, and a gas station with a "Texaco / Amoc / Sinclair" sign. "Ansco Safety Film" edge imprint. Negative uncaptioned.
The Dunbar Hotel, located on 15th street between U and V streets NW. Designed by Clement A. Didden, Jr. the hotel had 485 bedrooms. Demolished in 1974. Automobiles are shown on the street, pedestrians on the sidewalk, and a gas station with a “Texaco / Amoc / Sinclair” sign. “Ansco Safety Film” edge imprint. Negative uncaptioned.
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And here are a few interior photos from the hotel.

dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
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dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
dining room at the Dunbar Hotel
bar at the Dunbar Hotel
bar at the Dunbar Hotel

Source: Smithsonian Institution

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