What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924?

21st and C St. NW looked very different back around 1924 (mislabeled by the Library of Congress as 1916). The photo below shows the Potomac Park Apartments. This is the location of the Department of State today.

Potomac Park Apartments
Potomac Park Apartments

Source: Library of Congress & Shorpy

 

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1908 Washington Senators

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