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The Hill Building: 1926

The Hill Building: 1926

        Connoisseurs of anodyne architecture will be pleased to learn that this building still stands.

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Hill Bldg., 17th and Eye Streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Winter front

The pre 1925 Chevrolet sedan (no frame horns) sports a winter front. On cold days the center section could be rolled down and held in place by the two straps at the bottom. The whole affair is lined with wool and the outside is oilcloth. Much smarter than a piece of cardboard.

Metro Stop

In the 70's the Farragut West metro station was established underneath this building servicing the blue and orange lines..( and now silver as well). I use it often to get to my office a block east of there.

"Anodyne architecture"

Looks like a high-rise factory to me.

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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