Run Down Tunnicliff’s Tavern in 1929

This is such a cool old photo of Tunnicliff’s Tavern, taken in 1929. No, not this Tunnicliff’s … a much older one. Clearly the place had seen better days.

View of the south and east elevations of a tavern, historically known as Tunnicliff's Tavern, at Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street SE.
View of the south and east elevations of a tavern, historically known as Tunnicliff’s Tavern, at Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street SE.

Source: Dig DC

 

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