One of my favorite Washington postcards, this one shows a view of Connecticut Avenue in 1908 that is so placid as to seem almost surreal to me in the 21st century. The view is looking south at the intersection of Columbia Road and Connecticut Avenue NW. The Mt. Pleasant trolley tracks can be seen veering off along Columbia Road to the left. The statue is of Civil War General George B. ("Little Mac") McClellan; it had just been erected the previous year. The Temple Heights estate on the left is now the grounds of the Washington Hilton. The Highland Apartments, on the right, were also new, having been completed in 1906. They still stand today as the Churchill Hotel.
Here's a contemporary view from more-or-less the same location. The tree now blocks the view of the statue.
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