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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
The proposed subway would start near Key Bridge, running to Massachusetts Avenue at a point near Union Station and then eastward to the edge of the District.
downtown Washington at F St. in 1942
From 1941: Washington's Traffic Problem and the Possibility of a Subway
Read this fascinating article from the Washington Post from April 8th, 1941, when only Boston, New York and Philadelphia had subways. Learn about the traffic problem in Washington at the time and the possibility of a subway being built.

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