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See What Southwest Looked Like in 1958, Before the Highway

In 1958, preparation was already well underway for the freeway between Southeast and Southwest D.C. Based on the blank spaces, it's easy to draw a line where the raised roadway will go. Still, it's a little eerie to look at this photo of Southwest at a time when the earlier buildings (and streets) had been wiped out and the signature freeway had not started construction. The only things standing there are some foundation blocks.