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Photos from PoPville – Then and Now

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 7 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user U Street Buzz

U Street Buzz writes:

“Then & Now, 13th Street NW & Florida Ave, 1920 & Today

A parade leading to the field at Central High School (now Cardozo) with General Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces (the kids were US Army essay contest winners).”

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And for below:

“Then & Now Florida Ave NW, 1927 & 2012
Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC. Looking west from 11th St NW. (1927 photo via Shorpy.com)”

Photo by PoPville flickr user U Street Buzz

  • Anonynony

    I like the chain link fence. #newisalwaysbetter

  • I’m a sucker for “then and now” photos of places. I would love to find out what the 2100 block of P Street NW looked like before the 1970s…particularly the stretch where the Westpark sits today. I found one photo that gives a tantalizing hint on shorpy.com, but that’s all.

    • classic_six


      I think the then-and-now photos are amazing. I love to see the changes, which are sometimes dramatic.

  • Neighbor

    Makes me wonder what transportation will look like in 2097!

  • bfinpetworth

    PoP, this would make a very nice series. There is a haunting nature to these photos juxtaposed to the present. I love them!

  • Parking for commercial horse and wagons only!


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