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The Arrival of Metro in Brookland: Remembering an Article from 1977
Brookland is now an up-and-coming neighborhood in Washington DC, but it wasn't always this way. In 1977, the Washington Post printed an article about how Metro was about to arrive. Read on to learn more about the past and present of this DC neighborhood.
Metro's Taft Bridge plan- color, November 1966
Never Built: Metro's Bridge Over Rock Creek
In these 1966 drawings, train cars roll under Connecticut Avenue, but above Rock Creek. These amazing early Metro plans never came to fruition. They depict the Red Line between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park.
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A Rare Look at the Dupont Circle Metro Station - Vintage Photos of Washington, D.C.
Check out this rare vintage photo of the Dupont Circle Metro Station in Washington, D.C.! See what this station looked like in the past and explore the historical context of this iconic station.
Kennedy Center from the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
What If The Kennedy Center Had Its Own Metro Station?
Imagine if the Kennedy Center had its own Metro station. Here's an article from the Washington Post from 1966 that explores the estimated cost and feasibility of making this a reality.
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This Retro Metro Infomercial from the 1970s Is Amazing!
Check out this amazing retro DC Metro infomercial from the 1970s! Thanks to GoDCer Harrison for sharing this awesome find on InTheCapital.
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.
Metro Center today
The History of Washington DC's Metro Center Station
Learn about the history of Washington DC's Metro Center Station, from the 1969 plans for the station to the current hub of the DC Metro. Discover stories about the station's construction and how it became the bustling hub it is today.
A Letter From A GoDCer: A 20-Year-Old Documentary on Vintage DC Street Scenes
We love getting stuff like this from readers! Check out the 20-year-old documentary from a GoDCer that documents some vintage DC street scenes and urban storefronts, including the Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe, The Wiz Records, Fort Stevens Liquor Store and more. Watch the video on Youtube now!
Halloween in Washington - Metro mockup
Uncovering the Mystery of WMATA's "Halloween In Washington" Sketch
Discover the mystery behind one of WMATA's earliest sketches, "Halloween In Washington." Learn more about the sketch's history, significance and the clues that point to when it was made.
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Metro Trains Were Almost Bright Red!
Washington Metro cars were almost bright red. Early mockups had the trains looking tomato red.

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