D.C. April 18, 2017
11 Vintage Photos Of Washington DC’s Streets That Will Take You Back In Time
Washington DC has a fascinating history. The city has grown and evolved so much but it’s still fun to look back on the past. Take a look at these 11 vintage photos of Washington DC’s streets to get a glimpse of history. Enjoy the 11 best vintage photos of DC’s streets.
1) 14th Street from Thomas Circle in 1920.
2) 2101 Connecticut Avenue, 1930. Today the apartments and condos here are millions of dollars!
3) The view down F Street NW in 1942. It looks like there has always been traffic and pedestrians in DC!
4) Have farmers market always been popular in DC? These shoppers shop are at the outdoor food market on 7th Street at Pennsylvania Ave NW.
5) Temple Court of D Street and Delaware SW. Can you see the Capitol in the background?
6) A traffic jam on 14th Street and the Mall. Looks familiar today, doesn't it?
7) This is a truly vintage photo of the The Grand Review Parade of Union armies marching down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1865 after the Civil War.
8) In 1942, no one was buying gas! Everyone was renting bicycles like at this gas station. Notice the "No Gas" sign.
9) You can’t find parking here these days! This vintage auto mobile is parked outside the Natural History Museum.
10) The Aqueduct Bridge in Georgetown around 1900. The bridge was destroyed in the 1930s. Today you can still see ruins of the abutment near the Key Bridge.
11) It took decades for the streets of DC to recover from the 1968 riots, as photographed here.
So has DC changed at all or has it stayed the same? Love vintage DC?
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