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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Hyattsville Hardware in 1940

Photo of Hyattsville Hardware in 1940

This is a terrific old photo of Hyattsville Hardware taken in June of 1940. The building still stands at 5123 Baltimore Ave. Source: Library of Congress Below is the same building today on Google...
Washington, D.C. Corner store which is patronized by Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman

Beautiful Photo of 11th St. Row Houses

GoDCers, check this out. It’s a photo taken in August of 1942 showing two buildings on 11th St. The photo was taken from Ella Watson’s home across the street. She was a government charwoman...
F Street in the 1910s - Harris & Ewing

Beautiful Photo of F Street in 1910s

This is an incredible old photo of F Street some time in the mid-1910s. Source: Library of Congress Check out this great photo of F Street from 1970, this image from 1817, this one showing the old...

U.S. Treasurer Buys Home in 16th Street Heights

If you don’t live in or close to 16th Street Heights, you probably don’t know where it is. Okay, you know it’s near 16th St., but that’s about it. Either way, it’s a neighborhood...
Washington, D.C. Scott Circle

Photo of Scott Circle in 1943

This is a terrific old photo of Scott Circle at night in April of 1943. Check out this great post showing the circle in the 1950s, and this one which is an aerial view...
Washington, D.C. Street corner, 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W.

Waiting for the Streetcar at 7th and Florida in 1942

Here is a shot of a woman waiting for the streetcar just west of 7th St. on Florida Ave., NW, taken in 1942 The building across the street is still there today. Check out...
AERIAL VIEW OF WEST/FRONT AND NORTH/SIDE FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): VA-1272 Ball Building, 1437 N. Court House Road. VA-1273 Jesse Building, 1423-27 N. Court House Road. VA-1276 Jesse-Hosmer Building, 1419 N. Court House Road. VA-1275 Moncure (Adams, Porter, Radigan) Building, N. 1415 Court House Road. VA-1274 Rucker Building, N. 1403 Court House Road. - Lawyers' Row Block, North Court House Road between Fourteenth & Fifteenth Streets, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Mid-1980s Photo of Arlington

Do you recognize this part of Arlington? You’re looking down down N Courthouse Rd. From the cars in the photo, I’m guessing that this is sometime in the early 1990s. Source: Library of Congress...
front facade of the Whitelaw

Hotel for Colored People Completed

We came across this headline in The Evening Star, printed on November 22nd, 1919. It announced the completion of The Whitelaw Hotel (Wikipedia) at 13th and T St., NW. It’s a beautiful historic apartment building...
Tysons Corner Center sign in 1969

Old Photos of Tysons Corner

After our great post the other day on the origin of Tysons’ name, we went digging around the Internet to find some old photos of Tysons Corner. Check out what we found and click...