What Did H Street Look Like in 1925?

"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

This is a great old photo from 1925, showing today’s booming H St. in a much different light.

"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

“Rowhouses and moving company.” Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

Source: Shorpy

Check out the Baist map of the intersection from 1921. 600 H St. is the building on the northeast corner of the intersection. The above photo is taken from the southwest corner and you are looking toward the northeast. The shadow falling in the same direction makes me assume that the sun is behind us and lower in the sky. Plus, the women appear to be wearing heavier coats, so this is probably taken in the late fall, or winter.

6th and H St. NE in 1921

6th and H St. NE in 1921

Here is the same block today on Google Street View.

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