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Temple Court off D Street and Delaware, SW, Washington, D. C.

What Did Southwest D.C. Used to Look Like?

This old photograph shows Southwest D.C. as it looked in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Source: New York Public Library I can’t really even orient myself to where this is today as the...
Woodrow Wilson stands in the front of a convertible automobile stopped in the intersection of what was then N and Union Streets SW. Wilson, the driver of the car, and two woman in the back look east at something happening on N Street. A crowd gathered under a tree near the car and people in front of 485 N Street also look in the same direction. Two Secret Service agents look at the photographer. Written on the reverse is "Barney Neighborhood House, 470 N Street SW." Wilson had only been President of the US for two months when the photo was taken.

President Woodrow Wilson Visits Southwest in 1913

Here is an old photo from May of 1913, showing Woodrow Wilson in a car, driving around Southwest D.C. Source: Dig DC
600 block of G Street NW

What Did Southwest D.C. Look Like in the 1940s?

This is a cool old photo from the 1940s showing the 600 block of G St, which doesn’t appear to be there any more, torn down as part of the tragic urban revival of...
southwest Washington

Whoa … Check Out This Old Photo of Southwest Waterfront

The photo wasn’t labeled, but I’m guessing this is from the between the 1900s and 1910s? This is from our buddy John DeFerrari over at Streets of Washington. Source: Streets of Washington Pinterest
Capitol Park Townhouses advertisement

50 Years Ago Today: Capitol Park Townhouses Advertisement

This is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963 — exactly 50 years ago today. It’s so sad that developers destroyed basically all of southwest to “modernize it” with these...
March 4th, 1920 headline

Aviator Leaps to His Death Near Buzzard Point

Here’s a crazy story from the 1920s. We dug this up in the Washington Post, printed on March 4th, 1920. Failure to properly judge the wind yesterday cost one man his life when two...