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The Hospital: 1924

The Hospital: 1924

Georgetown University Hospital, 35th Street N.W. in Washington, circa 1924. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Loyola Hall

The building is now Loyola Hall -- student housing.

35th and N

The photo was taken at 35th and N.

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This looks like the building, but did they cut it in half and just save the facade?

[Wrong corner. See above. - Dave]

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Right of way

No traffic signs?
Where's car 24 and car 26?

I was born there, too...

I was born there, too, in 1943. My birth certificate was issued by the Department of Agriculture!

Street Signs

I noticed no stop or yield signs of any kind other than the "Slo School." When did traffic lights and stop signs become commonplace or required by law?

Birthplace of Shorpyite

I was born there about 41 years later. They saved my life. Elsewhere, the experimental surgery would not have been possible. In 1924, I definitely would not have made it!


I like the "Slo School" sign on the right. It almost looks hand painted.

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