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DC Streetcar Historic Photographs
A passenger alights in the winter of 1943 from what was a busy underground station at the Bureau of Engraving at C and 14th Streets, SW. The streetcar carries a poster advertising ice hockey at the Uline Arena at 3rd & M Streets, NE.
Passengers loading at the 14th Street, SW, underground streetcar terminal during the winter of 1945.
14th St NW circa 1935
A streetcar passes the once ubiquitous Peoples Drug Store on 14th Street, NW, one of the District's busiest streetcar lines, circa 1935.
14th St & Penn Ave NW
Pedestrians, cars, police officers mix-it-up where the 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue tracks meet near the District Building (left, background), April 1945.
Willard Hotel (background)
A southbound streetcar waits for pedestrians to cross at the Williard Hotel (background) at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, circa 1946.
Thomas Circle 1940
Two southbound streetcars go past the National City Christian Church on the northwest side of Thomas Circle, circa 1940. Note the Club Melody to the left
Thomas Circle 1941
A southbound 14th Street streetcar cuts through Thomas Circle in 1941. The cut-through was eliminated and the full circle restored in 2006.
A morning streetcar turns into 15th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in front of the Treasury, circa 1925.
Tracks await removal on Pennslyvania Avenue, NW, leading to the Capitol in 1962, the year service stopped.
H Street Sidewalk
At 3rd & H Streets, NE, a streetcar passes an unpaved sidewalk and no-longer existing wall, September 1947.
Forida Ave Bridge
Tracks go under the railroad bridge at Florida Avenue, NE, east of New York Avenue, circa 1950.
The Georgetown Theatre marquee overlooks the tracks on Wisconsin Avenue above M Street in 1960. Note the Magruder’s grocery store.
M Street in Georgetown
Tracks on M Street in Georgetown, with the Esso and Sinclair gas stations on opposite corners, and the tower of the Georgetown Car Barn in the background, circa 1955.