Faces & Places of Yesterday Streets of Washington Circa 1921 Dec 25, 2013 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest “Municipal Building, Southern Railway, and Post Office Department, from the Willard Hotel roof.” An ethereal, almost spectral view of Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. in Washington circa 1921, with the Old Post Office tower at left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Source: Shorpy How beautiful is this photo down Pennsylvania Avenue? This was taken from the roof of the Willard Hotel in 1921, at the intersection of 14th street. And, if you like this photo, take a look at this great one of the Willard.