Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Car Dealerships Prohibited From Selling During World War II

These photos show a cool old building on 14th St. in Logan Circle which still stands today. It used to be an automobile dealership and the photos below are from 1942 during World War II. In January of 1942 the U.S. government froze sales of all new automobiles until plans for rationing could be worked out.

Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Source: Library of Congress

Here’s another one showing the outside of the building.

Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars

Source: Library of Congress

Here’s the same building today on Google Street View. It’s 1711 14th St. NW.

Looks like they’re working on some serious development plans for that block according to Urban Turf.

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