What Did Meridian Hill Look Like in 1976?

This is a view of Meridian Hill Park, back when it was pretty rough. It was once a beautiful and amazing park, and now it’s getting back to being a great place to spend some time on sunny weekends.

Meridian Hill Park in 1976
Meridian Hill Park in 1976

Source: Library of Congress

More from Ghosts of DC

1921 Map of Atlas District (Not Trinidad)

This is a map of the neighborhood that old Officer Sprinkle used to live near back in the day. This request came from GoDCer Vaughn. Enjoy! Source: Library of Congress

Panoramic Photos of Camp Meigs in 1918

What a great old photo from World War I. These photos show Camp Meigs in 1918. Source: U.S. National Archives Source: Library of Congress  

Proposed 1873 Design for Library of Congress

This is what the Library of Congress could have looked like if Leon Beaver’s design from 1873 was selected. Here’s a second rendering of the building with some perspective. Check out a few more of his drawings here.

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