10:25 AM 07/26/2012
I spent endless hours on Shorpy.com trying to find any hostorical pictures of my house and places I usually go. There were a few close matches that blew my mind, this site is amazing!
Building from the 1920s being underutilized:
"York Theater" Washington, D.C., circa 1920 Georgia Avenue Northwest & Quebec Place Northwest:
Present Day (Dodgy Church Building):
WOW! Union Station, 1908!: http://www.shorpy.com/node/123...
Inside the station, 1910!: http://www.shorpy.com/node/975...
An arcade used to be in Col. HTS! http://www.shorpy.com/node/466...
7th Street in 1920: http://www.shorpy.com/node/825...
I'd love to see more then/now posts of historical content like this on POP! :)
Here are some more DC historical photos from Shorpy.com: http://www.shorpy.com/Washingt...
It's amazing to see what neighborhoods were like that long ago!
A very large percentage of Shorpy images come from the Library of Congress, so you can find even more at http://www.loc.gov/pictures
Most of them don't have references to a particular neighborhood, but will have the name of the street, so try searching by that if you're looking for something in particular. You can also search by a particular collection: the Theodor Horydczak, George G Bain, and National Picture Company collections have large collections of early 20th century DC images, but there are also some smaller collections, such as the D.C. Street Survey Collection (most of which has not been digitized and only has on-site reference tools and access).
1:29 PM 07/26/2012 | 0 Votes
Thanks Homegirl! These pics are amazing! :)
10:50 AM 07/27/2012 | 0 Votes