600 block of G Street NW
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.
Here’s another shot of the same block.
A woman carries groceries in front of wooden row houses on the north side of the 600 block of G Street SW, Washington, D.C.
And a few more below.
Here’s a terrific old photo from 1917 of the British Embassy, which was located at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW, just above N St. and across the street from the Starbucks today (everything is across from a Starbucks). This was the first building in Washington built specifically to be an embassy.
Source: Library of Congress
You can see the embassy on the map below.
1919 map of…
Here’s a shot of the British Embassy before the U.S. entry into World War II. The photo was taken four days after Paris fell to the Nazis.
No scare at British Embassy. Washington, D.C., June 18. Despite the tense situation abroad and talk of the fifth columns on this side no increase has made in the police detail guarding the British Embassy here. A solitary minion of the law still guards the…
We came across this gem of a photo from the 1950s here. Check out 1810 Shepherd St. back then.
1810 Shepherd St.
And this is what it looks like today on Google Street View. Looks like the same paint job, just faded and 60+ years later.
1810 Shepherd St. NW today