Then and Now: Can You Recognize Washington, D.C., from These Old Pictures?

Then and Now: Can You Recognize Washington, D.C., from These Old Pictures?
Although Washington, D.C., is a baby city compared to somewhere like Shanghai, it is still relatively old. And even through renovations and reconstructions, the history of it is still maintained. If the statues and museums weren’t a clue, respecting history is kind of D.C.’s thing. D.C. doesn’t typically demolish the old buildings but rather builds atop them to create a more safe, effective and aesthetically pleasing Washington, D.C., while maintaining the past within the foundation. Take a look at these old and new pictures to see how much the city of D.C. has transformed over the years.

National Press Building

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National Press Building © Wikimedia Commons

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National Press Building © Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Circle

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Thomas Circle © Wikimedia Commons

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Thomas Circle © Wikimedia Commons

The Capitol

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The Capitol © Wikipedia

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The Capitol © Wikipedia

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Old Patent Office © Wikipedia

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Old Patent Office © Wikipedia

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French Embassy © Wikimedia

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Embassy of France Wikipedia

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Old Ebbit Grill © Wikimedia

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Old Ebbit Grill © Wikimedia

Northern Liberty Market/ City Vista

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Northern Liberty Market © Wikimedia

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Pennsylvania Avenue

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Pennsylvania Avenue © Wikimedia Commons

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Pennsylvania Avenue Wikipedia

The White House

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White House Glyn Lowe/ Flickr