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Seventeenth Street: 1911

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.

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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.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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