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Polite Vaudeville: 1900

Polite Vaudeville: 1900

November 1900. Washington, D.C. "Pennsylvania Avenue from Treasury building." Landmarks on view include the U.S. Capitol as well as the Post Office building now bearing the name of Trump International Hotel. At right, Chase's "Polite Vaudeville" Theater in the former Grand Opera House. View full size.

 

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A pretty good view of the scene

Can be had from the prolific DC architect office seen second floor screen left of Paul Pelz, fresh off his design of the Library of Congress and many other buildings, some still extant. Luckily his plan for a White House replacement got shelved.

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Below is the same view from 1998 (when I was using black and white film).

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