subways

proposed underground streetcar system - 1912

Original Subway Planned for Downtown D.C. in 1912

Washington DC almost has a subway started in 1912, well before WMATA and Metro opened in 1976. Learn about what almost was built in the District.
November 25th, 1941 - Washington Post

D.C. Must Have Subway System Eventually

Doing a little more research on the subway debate in Washington, here is another interesting article we dug up in the Washington Post from November 25th, 1941 (t-minus 12 days to Pearl Harbor). The most fascinating...
downtown Washington at F St. in 1942

D.C. Subway is Predicted in 1941

Here is a fascinating article we dug up in the Washington Post from April 8th, 1941. At the time, only Boston, New York and Philadelphia had subways. Of course, our country was thrown into World War...