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Before 2Amys on Macomb Street

This isn’t a full “If Walls Could Talk” post since we couldn’t find a ton of information on 3715 & 3713 Macomb St. NW. But, since I was having pizza there (again) with my wife and two little kids, I...
11th and L St. NW in the 1920s

Look at 11th Street NW Back in the 1920s

Here’s a great old photo of Washington back in the 1920s. You’re looking down 11th St. NW from L St. Source: National Archives And here is what it looks like today on Google Street View. You can still see the...
Aerial view of the Willard Hotel during restoration, Washington, D.C.

Photo of Willard Hotel Undergoing Major Renovation

This is an aerial image of the Willard Hotel undergoing major renovations in the 1980s. Source: Library of Congress
Lincoln Memorial in 1944

Incredible 1944 Photo of Lincoln Memorial

is this one of the most impressive photos of the Lincoln Memorial? Source: Library of Congress 
Smithsonian Institution Building, “The Castle,” c. 1867.

The Smithsonian Castle in 1867

Amazing old photograph of the Smithsonian Castle back in 1867, a couple years after the Civil War. Source: Smithsonian
Capitol Building and a lot of cars parked in front of it in the 1960s

You Won’t See the Capitol Like This Ever Again

This photo of the Capitol Building from the 1960s is something you’ll never see again. The Capitol Dome under construction and a lot of cars parked out in front of it. Source: snipview.com
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 Here is a similar view today...
"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

What Did H Street Look Like in 1925?

This is a great old photo from 1925, showing today’s booming H St. in a much different light. Source: Shorpy Check out the Baist map of the intersection from 1921. 600 H St. is the building on the northeast corner...
Washington, DC home

GoDCers, Where Is This House?

Can anyone identify this house? It appears to be a photo taken in the late 1920s or maybe early 1930s. Source: Library of Congress
Looking north up 14th Street NW from just below Constitution Avenue NW. Visible is the Commerce Department and the Willard Hotel in the distance. A set of streetcar tracks appear embedded in the street in the foreground.

What Did 14th St. Look Like in 1927?

Check out this amazing 1927 photo of 14th St. Source: Dig DC You’re looking north along 14th St. towards the Commerce Department. It’s probably a little later than 1927 since construction on the Commerce building only started that year.