Looking Into the Past: North Capitol and H, Washington, DC

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    See this scene today. It breaks my heart to see how much of DC is now just featureless, boring office buildings. I was obviously born in the wrong era.

    The only thing left from this picture is what I believe to be the original hydrant location. They've obviously reworked a lot of the street, but this was my best guess.

    Original photo from the Library of Congress.

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    BlueSun2600, boboroshi, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. boboroshi 61 months ago | reply

      I agree, the downtown area is nothing more than a series of crappy office structures. At least none of them can be taller than the base of the dome of the Capitol (in general)

    2. Corey Templeton 61 months ago | reply

      Those smaller old buildings had so much character. A loss indeed.

    3. dusan_the 61 months ago | reply

      Maybe you will reincarnate into the past again .)

    4. Starving Eyes Photography 61 months ago | reply

      i miss the old buildings in DC. i live there... i see them go all too quickly.

    5. Leonardo Martins 59 months ago | reply

      Much pretty the old one!!

    6. kayork 50 months ago | reply

      Such a shame!

    7. cynroux 50 months ago | reply

      What a great project. And I agree...it's a shame to see much of DC's past lost to "progress".

    8. rebelgurlinc 5 weeks ago | reply

      I miss my home so deeply. Saw this on the weather channel page and recognized it right away! Thanks for this! <3

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