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La FĂ©tra's Hotel: 1901

La FĂ©tra's Hotel: 1901

    Hotel owned by Sarah Doan La Fetra -- temperance worker, suffragist, vegetarian.

Washington, D.C., 1901. "View of G Street N.W., north side, looking west from 11th Street, showing La FĂ©tra's Hotel on the corner." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey. View full size.

 

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Missives on the move

In the distance, visible just to the left of the young man standing on the corner beside the lamppost when you've got everything enlarged as big as you can get it, a mail box appears to be attempting to cross the street.

Practical slumming

Streets of Washington Presents reports:

La Fetra was one of many church and social leaders actively involved in the movement to clean up the city’s alleys in the 1890s, targeting in 1892 the infamous Louse Alley (where the National Museum of the American Indian now stands, on the Mall), which the Post asserted had an “unimpeached record as one of the blackest and vilest plague spots in darkest Washington.”

No more La Fetra

The northwest corner of G Street N.W. and 11th street in 2018:

1901 Time Warp Caught on Film

The man by the hotel's corner pharmacy is stepping into another dimension.

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