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Then and Now

Compare historic photos of Washington, D.C. with current photos and see the difference.

Then and Now: McPherson Square Building

Today the building at 910 15th St. NW, right off of McPherson Square is the Camden Parc Apartments. Back
View looking north up 7th Street NW from G Street NW. Streetcars, automobiles and horse pulled carts are in the street.

Recognize 7th and G St. From 1911?

How different does this look? This is a shot of 7th and G St, taken on June 27th, 1911. You are looking up 7th St. Source: Dig DC Here is what the same intersection...
National Bank of Washington--Louisiana Avenue--Central National Bank

National Bank of Washington in 1892

Here’s a beautiful old photograph of the National Bank of Washington back in 1892. Source: Library of Congress Both of the buildings in the above photo are still there today as shown in the...

Then and Now: 600 Block of Princeton Place

This is pretty cool. Look at it today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&layer=c&sll=38.935594,-77.019736&cbp=13,228.82,,0,-4.08&cbll=38.935822,-77.019555&q=612+princeton+st+dc&hq=&hnear=612+Princeton+Pl+NW,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20010&ll=38.935594,-77.019736&spn=0.005683,0.011319&t=m&z=14&panoid=KeDU-qEKrmWSQbckWBhbbQ&source=embed&output=svembed] And check it out back in  the early 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
O Street Market on northwest corner of 7th and O Streets NW. (Emil A. Press Slide Collection, 1959)

Then and Now: O Street Market

Wow, look the the difference (and similarity). Source: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Check it out today in all its glory.
1072 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Then and Now: Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown

This is a small, little known block in Georgetown, but the photo below is beautiful. it’s from around 1899, and below it, you can see the same buildings today on Google Street View. Make...
plan for bowling alley at 14th and T

Then and Now: Matchbox on 14th Street

The kind folks over at Matchbox on 14th St. sent over a bunch of great photos from their building. Check them out below.
Loudon National Bank and King Street

Then and Now: King and Market Streets in Leesburg

Take a look at the Google Street View of King Street in Leesburg today, at the intersection with Market Street. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+King+Street,+Leesburg,+VA&aq=0&oq=king+st+leesburg&sll=39.116069,-77.566858&sspn=0.001384,0.00284&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=S+King+St,+Leesburg,+Virginia+20175&ll=39.100105,-77.576144&spn=0.044018,0.090895&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=39.115545,-77.56449&panoid=859SLggUqg4_4MqDVl4OKw&cbp=12,201.25,,0,-5.52&output=svembed] And below we have the exact intersection around 1920. Source: Library of Congress
Market Street and M.E. Church, south, Leesburg, Va.

Leesburg United Methodist Church on Market Street (1920)

Check this out. It’s an old photo of the Methodist church on Market St. in Leesburg. Source: Library of Congress And below is the Google Street View today of the same building. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,138.23,,0,-2.21&layer=c&panoid=Ab6BYE3KLmY8BWKrBfrNdw&cbll=39.116069,-77.566858&ie=UTF8&ll=39.11606,-77.566977&spn=0.001467,0.00284&t=m&z=19&source=embed&output=svembed]