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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Seventeenth Street: 1911

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Seventeenth Street: 1911

Circa 1911, our third selection from the panoramic series "Washington from Washington Monument." Landmarks include, from left, Memorial Continental Hall (headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution); the Corcoran Gallery of Art; State, War and Navy Building; and White House West Wingtip. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

WH Stables

Also visible are the White House stables, a portion of which were glimpsed at The President's White. The stables were razed in the summer of 1911.

Constitution Hall?

Isn't the name of the Daughters of the American Revolution auditorium Constitution Hall, not Continental Hall? I could be wrong, but I lived in DC for a short time and I seem to remember Constitution Hall.

[Constitution Hall wasn't built until 1929. -tterrace]

More Landmarks

A tiny sliver of the Pan American Union Building (Paul Cret, architect, 1908-1910) at the extreme lower left margin, and the Octagon House (designed by Dr. William Thornton, 1799-1801), just to the left of the Corcoran Gallery and across New York Avenue.

 
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