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1324 14th Street, NW in 2008

Remember the awesome old and bit beat up Downtown Lock Co. sign in Logan Circle? 

So like the old “5 years ago” posts I used to do, well, I was going through my photo archives (call it nostalgia if you want but I just love seeing the changes and remembering what it once was.)  All the legwork got me thinking that I could use an intern.    I’m looking for someone who is consistent, curious, and can string a sentence or two together.  Consistent and curious are the most important elements.   I’m not looking for the new Edward R. Murrow.   I’m just looking for someone who loves DC and wouldn’t mind doing some grunt work.  There will be a small stipend and I’m sure you’ll get to go to some cool events too.  Not essential but bonus if you know anything about video editing. Ideally you’ll be interested in development, restaurants, real estate, bars, DC government, all the stuff we cover daily.  If you are – please email princeofpetworth(at)gmail telling me a bit about yourself with the subject line ‘Intern for PoPville’.  Thanks.  Now for real how cool is that Lionel Trains sign?

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1324 14th Street, NW today

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Photo by PoPville flickr user rockcreek

For the photo above rockcreek orients us:

Fourteenth and Irving Streets, NW DCUSA site, NW corner of 14th and Irving Sts., NW, 10/28/05. Looking SE to 14th and Irving from Hiatt Pl.

Yesterday we noted google street view’s awesome historical photos that go back to 2007. I was searching the PoPville flickr pool earlier today looking for a vacant lot and stumbled across these wild photos from rockcreek. We’ve seen this site before but it’s truly amazing to remember what parts of Columbia Heights looked like in 2005. For the photo below:

Fourteenth and Irving Streets, NW DCUSA site, NW corner of 14th and Irving Sts., NW, 10/28/05. Looking east to 14th from Hiatt Pl.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user rockcreek