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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Washington Merry-Go-Round: 1921

Washington Merry-Go-Round: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. Thomas Circle and Luther Place Memorial Church. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Report Card

Actually, there was a smarter kid; kept correcting my spelling and stuff. Wonder what ever happened to him?

Was his name Dave? Both you "boys" put my trivia knowledge to shame! I had to look that one up....which is a lot more common around here than my "real life"!

Kathleen

Hanging Out

Wow! For six years I lived at 13th & Massachusetts Avenue NW. I use to walk the Circle daily to work at 14th & K. A great memory is my friend Yvette and I climbing the statue you see in the centre here and hanging out for a couple of hours watching traffic and chatting about life one Saturday at sunset. Great photo.

Drew Pearson

There, I had to say it.

[I'll bet you were the smartest boy in your class. Always raising your hand. - Dave]

Actually, there was a smarter kid; kept correcting my spelling and stuff. Wonder what ever happened to him?

Platforms

If I had to guess, I would imagine they were for cops to stand on while directing traffic.

Platforms

Any clue to what the octagonal platforms were for? I first thought they were used for people to stand on while waiting to board a streetcar but that doesn't make sense since it passes right next to sidewalk on either side.

Round and Round

I wish the circle had been that clear when I drove through on Tuesday afternoon! There was a mobius strip backup, with southbound traffic on Vermont and 14th gridlocked, so the circle wasn't moving, so traffic on 14th couldn't get north. Repeat unto infinity.

I wish we'd had a streetcar to jump on.

 
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