Tag Archives: 1930s

Then and Now: M Street Firehouse

Truck Company Number Four, Firehouse, 219 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

We dug up this undated photo at the Library of Congress. It appears to be from the late 1930s or early 1940s. The good news, is that the firehouse is still there. Check out the Google Street View below. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=38.905653,-77.014117&spn=0.005903,0.010965&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.905651,-77.014308&panoid=628-4Svj42_RFNJyKokXgQ&cbp=12,6.58,,0,-6.84&source=embed&output=svembed]

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Naked Ghost Man of Meridian Hill

fountains at Meridian Hill Park (Wikipedia)

Amusing and true, this is an article we came across in the New York Amsterdam News, published on June 18th, 1938. WASHINGTON, June 15 — Residents surrounding Meridian Hill Park, where once stood old Wayland Seminary, telephoned police that a …

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