How amazing is this photo? It’s from around 1918 to 1922.
You are looking from the southwest corner, where the Metro entrance is today, across the street towards the other Metro entrance and the BB&T bank. It’s incredible to see how different Columbia Heights was. It appears that none of these buildings survive today. Gude Bros. Co was located at 3103 14th St. NW. Check out the map we posted earlier. You can clearly see the intersection at 14th and Irving.
Source: Library of Congress
Here is the block today on Google Street View.