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1974 Visionary Blueprint for Pennsylvania Avenue's Revitalization
Explore the visionary plan for revitalizing Pennsylvania Avenue, blending history with modernity to reimagine "America's Main Street" for the future.
Washington, D.C. President Lincoln's funeral procession on Pennsylvania Avenue (April 19th, 1865)
Remembering Abraham Lincoln: A Look Back at His Funeral Procession on April 19th, 1865
On April 19th, 1865, the nation came to a standstill to mourn the death of President Abraham Lincoln. This blog post looks back at the funeral procession, capturing the grief and sadness of the mourners and the solemn atmosphere of the event.
Photo shows night view of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., decorated with electric lights for the first inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Electric Lights and the New Era of Progress: Remembering President Woodrow Wilson's Inauguration
Explore the historic use of electric lights during President Woodrow Wilson's 1913 inauguration and what it symbolized for American progress and modernity. Learn how this momentous event marked a new era of hope and optimism, as well as the challenges that lay ahead for the country and the world.
Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House
A brazen daylight assassination attempt against President Truman took place right on Pennsylvania Avenue with a shootout in front of Blair House. It was carried out by militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activists. White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, was killed protecting the President.
This Amazing Old Photograph of 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Will Blow Your Mind
This amazing old photograph of the intersection of 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., where the Willard Hotel sits, has some amazing details. Click to see them and be blown away!
Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Fifteenth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue." Note the traffic lights, which made their D.C. debut in 1926, as well as the traffic-cop gazebo at center ("NO LEFT TURN") and streetcar switch tower to its left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
A Look Back at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Circa 1931
Take a look back at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. circa 1931. See the traffic lights, traffic-cop gazebo, and streetcar switch tower in this amazing old photo. Source: Shorpy.
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Exploring Washington, D.C. in 1919: A Look at 15th and Pennsylvania
Take a look back in time to 1919 Washington, D.C. with this photo of 15th and Pennsylvania. See the old Riggs Bank building in the background, now the PNC Bank building.
early 1900s view of 11th and Pennsylvania
1900s Frozen in Time at 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue
This incredibly detailed photo of Pennsylvania tells a story when you zoom in. Read the post to learn more.
June 28, 1919. "Motor Truck Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Held on Motor Transportation Day under the auspices of the Washington Automotive Trade Association. At left we have another appearance on these pages by a Witt-Will conveyance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Trucks Driving Down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1919
A stunning old photo of trucks on parade, going west down Pennsylvania Ave. towards the White House.
December 28, 1925. "G.J. Mueller Fire." A five-alarm fire at George J. Mueller Candy Co. in Chinatown at 336 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., in view of the Capitol. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
The Spectacular Five-Alarm Fire in George J. Mueller's Candy Plant on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1925
On December 28, 1925, a spectacular five-alarm fire broke out in the wholesale candy plant of George J. Mueller on 336 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. It caused $50,000 worth of damage, injured one fireman, and was witnessed by a crowd that overflowed the sidewalks for more than a block. Read this article from The Washington Post for more.

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