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L Street Garage: 1928

L Street Garage: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Washington Accessories store, L Street N.W." The service station we saw last year in this view from 1925, before the streetlamp sprouted on the sidewalk. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

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Below is the same view from May of 2015.

Under Construction

In addition to the pre-streetlight sprout noted by Dave, we've also seen this under construction here https://www.shorpy.com/node/4455

Truth in Advertising

That's not a minute service station. The place is huge!

Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel is behind the gas pumps on 17th Street, with the flags, rear entrance. It's still there and so are the flags.

Dog & Suds

Wow. That lineup looks almost as if a teenager on skates should roll up to your car and ask if you'd like root beer, fries and something meaty on a bun.

The Drive-In

There's a fine luxury automobile entering the car wash on the left, where a large sign over the entrance very helpfully says "Drive in Here." I'm wondering, though: would there be another sign overhead somewhere inside the building saying "drive out here"?

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