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Delaware Avenue: 1901

Delaware Avenue: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "An elevated view of Delaware Avenue S.W. between H & G streets from the Randall School." Large structure on the horizon is the Pension Office, now the National Building Museum. 8x10 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

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Trees

Why are all the trees protected, were they newly planted?

[Horses tend to nibble. - Dave]

Little trees

I couldn’t help noticing the little trees lining both sides of this block. So I streetviewed what I believe to be the current stretch of this block (Delaware Avenue SW does weird things between H and G streets – some adjacent streets are mysteriously unlabeled and unstreetviewable, so I may be wrong) and I’m happy to report that there are now grand mature trees in evidence.

I Spy National Building Museum

The large building in the distance is the National Building Museum.

[Just like it says in the caption! - Dave]

National Building Museum now

The Pension Office is now the National Building Museum. The interior is even more impressive than the exterior. For a photo see: https://www.nbm.org/about/

[Also here. - Dave]

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