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A Look Back at the British Embassy in Washington DC in 1917

British Embassy
Get a glimpse into the past with this 1917 photo of the British Embassy in Washington DC. See what the old embassy looks like today with a Google Map of the same intersection.
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Here’s a terrific old photo from 1917 of the British Embassy, which was located at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW, just above N St. and across the street from the Starbucks today (everything is across from a Starbucks). This was the first building in Washington built specifically to be an embassy.

British Embassy
British Embassy

Source: Library of Congress

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You can see the embassy on the map below.

1919 map of Connecticut and N St.
1919 map of Connecticut and N St.

And here is the same intersection today on a Google Map.

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